Imagine yourself in a Basque seaside town of the Spanish Basque country in a beautiful summer day. The Pintxos (tapas) bars along the winding streets here are open, displaying a colorful bite-sized snacks featuring octopus, shrimp, clams, and other treats from the sea. The best way to enjoy this seafood is a good traditional local wine: Txakoli.
Txakoli (also called Txakolina, or Chacoli) is a young, fruity, slightly sparkling white wine made from grapes grown on the mountain sides near the sea under the gentle breeze of the Cantabrian Sea.
The Txakoli wine is unique. First for the manner in which the wine is served: it is poured into tall, flat-bottomed glasses from 8 to 10 inches in the air. This agitates the wine, enhancing its youthful effervescence.
By visiting a Txakoli winery you will see the wine-making process, walk through the vineyards and of course, taste some of this sparkling young white wine.