Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend

9.11158 ratings
9.1256 pro ratings
Getariako Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain
Hondarrabi Beltza, Hondarrabi Zuri
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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
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading MENDELSSOHN (Symphony No. 4, Italian), BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 1) with Yuja Wang on piano and BERNSTEIN (Chichester Psalms) accompanied by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Lime-Cherry-Strawberry, Cherry-Lime-Strawberry, Strawberry-Cherry-Lime... Take your pick all notes apply to nose and palate. Good, but still not as good as '16. Plenty more to go, so maybe in a year this will be better? See my prior notes.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading MENDELSSOHN (Symphony No. 4, Italian), BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 1) with Yuja Wang on piano and BERNSTEIN (Chichester Psalms) accompanied by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Lime-Cherry-Strawberry, Cherry-Lime-Strawberry, Strawberry-Cherry-Lime... Take your pick all notes apply to nose and palate. Good, but still not as good as '16. Plenty more to go, so maybe in a year this will be better? See my prior notes.

Jul 15th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

A one week check in since our last bottle, hoping for improvement? 🤓

Still lower in acid than'16, love the light lime notes. Color is cool Salmon.

A one week check in since our last bottle, hoping for improvement? 🤓

Still lower in acid than'16, love the light lime notes. Color is cool Salmon.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

We got up to 66°F in the Berkshires today, so time for rosé by the chimenea. Our snow pile wine chiller is massively diminished, likely this to be its last weekend. 😕

Unusual departure for this wine, but the 2017 appears more restrained than prior years, acidity is lower, still a cherry skin and lime note, great, but I'm longing for the singular '16 still in the cellar...

We got up to 66°F in the Berkshires today, so time for rosé by the chimenea. Our snow pile wine chiller is massively diminished, likely this to be its last weekend. 😕

Unusual departure for this wine, but the 2017 appears more restrained than prior years, acidity is lower, still a cherry skin and lime note, great, but I'm longing for the singular '16 still in the cellar...

Apr 14th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Christmas 🎄 2017
Trying for a diverse group of wines, hopefully crowd-pleasers, needing to pair with a large assortment of tasty treats today.
Happy holidays to everyone.

Christmas 🎄 2017
Trying for a diverse group of wines, hopefully crowd-pleasers, needing to pair with a large assortment of tasty treats today.
Happy holidays to everyone.

Dec 25th, 2017