Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend

9.11145 ratings
9.1252 pro ratings
Getariako Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain
Hondarrabi Beltza, Hondarrabi Zuri
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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
Severn Goodwin

If you're not buying this, you need a very good reason...

Acid, frizzante, red fruit with lime...$19.

If you're not buying this, you need a very good reason...

Acid, frizzante, red fruit with lime...$19.

Oct 27th, 2017
Kenny Baldridge

Super tasty.

Super tasty.

Jul 29th, 2017
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.9

Gentle little spritz with lots of strawberry and salinity. Man, I could drink a gallon of this!

Gentle little spritz with lots of strawberry and salinity. Man, I could drink a gallon of this!

10 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
JP Pierce

Effervescent, watermelon, lightly soapy, candied orange peel, and a little funk. White pepper with a vibrant high tone nose. Pallet is full of hibiscus flower, dried rose, and slightly tart. Clean and lingering and acidic. I'd grab it again, because it IS more than I expected.

Effervescent, watermelon, lightly soapy, candied orange peel, and a little funk. White pepper with a vibrant high tone nose. Pallet is full of hibiscus flower, dried rose, and slightly tart. Clean and lingering and acidic. I'd grab it again, because it IS more than I expected.

7 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2014