Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend

9.11171 ratings
9.1262 pro ratings
Getariako Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain
Hondarrabi Beltza, Hondarrabi Zuri
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

Slightly effervescent, and unlike anything Provence. Delicious. Surprise your friends with this one.

Slightly effervescent, and unlike anything Provence. Delicious. Surprise your friends with this one.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Ellen Clifford

So damn good. Lightly effervescent, nose is peachy but the body has a mean streak of mineral but it’s the good kind of mean. Keeps you coming back for more.

So damn good. Lightly effervescent, nose is peachy but the body has a mean streak of mineral but it’s the good kind of mean. Keeps you coming back for more.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Severn Goodwin

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

Nose is more steely then prior bottles with Cherry-Lime-Strawberry today.
Palate is more mineral biased today as well, perhaps the ambient temperature is restrained or changing it slightly, Strawberry-Lime is still dominant.

A good bottle, still a few left in the cellar, looking forward to the 2018 version. I still hold that 2017 was good, but not as good as 2016. We have one bottle of 2016 left and I'll do a three vintage comparison sometime in May when the new vintages generally land on the East Coast.

I still advise everyone, this is probably the best QPR in rosé, period.

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

Nose is more steely then prior bottles with Cherry-Lime-Strawberry today.
Palate is more mineral biased today as well, perhaps the ambient temperature is restrained or changing it slightly, Strawberry-Lime is still dominant.

A good bottle, still a few left in the cellar, looking forward to the 2018 version. I still hold that 2017 was good, but not as good as 2016. We have one bottle of 2016 left and I'll do a three vintage comparison sometime in May when the new vintages generally land on the East Coast.

I still advise everyone, this is probably the best QPR in rosé, period.

Feb 10th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Basque region. Light, spritzy and low alcohol. Think bone dry strawberry-lime soda with an alkaseltzer thrown in.

Basque region. Light, spritzy and low alcohol. Think bone dry strawberry-lime soda with an alkaseltzer thrown in.

Jan 24th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Tasty rosé at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC... Even though I've been scoring at 9.0 for 2017, the food pairings with the wine earn an extra point tonight.

Tasty rosé at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC... Even though I've been scoring at 9.0 for 2017, the food pairings with the wine earn an extra point tonight.

Oct 16th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Sep 30th, 2018
Sommelara

My wife loved it, we had it for my 55 birthday!!

My wife loved it, we had it for my 55 birthday!!

Sep 9th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Compared to Balea this is more grapey with a coarse more persistent spritz.

Compared to Balea this is more grapey with a coarse more persistent spritz.

Aug 16th, 2018
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.2

Really a great bottle of Txakolina Rose’. Highly recommended

Really a great bottle of Txakolina Rose’. Highly recommended

Aug 12th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

This is absolutely one of the best Rosés for the money. With good Rosés now hovering around $40, this producer is one of the top producers in Basque Country. While others have dramatically increased their Rosés prices, Ameztoi has inched their prices year to year.

Rosés have gotten so popular and their prices have skyrocketed relatively high in the last five years. So much so, I just read an article about fake Roses being produced in and exported out of France.

I selected this Rosé for Hedy’s Strawberry Gazpacho, Tarragon, Basil, Olive Oil. It married the bright fruits nicely, strawberry. The Rosé has just a bit of fizz from the carbonic tank process. The minerality & hint of herbs made for a even tug of war with the Tarragon & Basil.

@Plate&Bottle on FB. Check out Hedy’s past dinners.

This is absolutely one of the best Rosés for the money. With good Rosés now hovering around $40, this producer is one of the top producers in Basque Country. While others have dramatically increased their Rosés prices, Ameztoi has inched their prices year to year.

Rosés have gotten so popular and their prices have skyrocketed relatively high in the last five years. So much so, I just read an article about fake Roses being produced in and exported out of France.

I selected this Rosé for Hedy’s Strawberry Gazpacho, Tarragon, Basil, Olive Oil. It married the bright fruits nicely, strawberry. The Rosé has just a bit of fizz from the carbonic tank process. The minerality & hint of herbs made for a even tug of war with the Tarragon & Basil.

@Plate&Bottle on FB. Check out Hedy’s past dinners.

Aug 4th, 2018