Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend

9.11189 ratings
9.1268 pro ratings
Getariako Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain
Hondarrabi Beltza, Hondarrabi Zuri
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

Alcoholic grapefruit soda

Alcoholic grapefruit soda

Oct 16th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Checking in on this one tonight.

Nose is more steely-strawberry right now. The palate is the surprise today, it's mellowed from the typical lime-like acidity. I'm not sure if I like it better now or when it was more youthful. The fruit and mineral notes seem more nuanced.

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

Checking in on this one tonight.

Nose is more steely-strawberry right now. The palate is the surprise today, it's mellowed from the typical lime-like acidity. I'm not sure if I like it better now or when it was more youthful. The fruit and mineral notes seem more nuanced.

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

Oct 12th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The nose reveals; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb, blood orange, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses.

The body is thick, gluey and shows some frizzante. It’s fresh, lively and easy to drink. Especially, outstanding on a warm day. Candied fruit of; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb & blood orange. Some white spice with a shade of heat, a herbal presence, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses. The acidy is bright and near perfect. The finish is; rich, ripe, lush, balanced fruit & earth and is delicious.

Photos of; their vineyards on the Bay of Biscay, 5th generation Winemaker- Ignacio Ameztoi, fruit ready to go the Bodega and another shot of the Bay of Biscay with fruit on the vine.

The nose reveals; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb, blood orange, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses.

The body is thick, gluey and shows some frizzante. It’s fresh, lively and easy to drink. Especially, outstanding on a warm day. Candied fruit of; pink grapefruit, tangerine, strawberries, watermelon near the rind, hints of rhubarb & blood orange. Some white spice with a shade of heat, a herbal presence, sea spray, mild volcanic minerals, chalk, light fruit roll-ups, fruit blossoms and pink roses. The acidy is bright and near perfect. The finish is; rich, ripe, lush, balanced fruit & earth and is delicious.

Photos of; their vineyards on the Bay of Biscay, 5th generation Winemaker- Ignacio Ameztoi, fruit ready to go the Bodega and another shot of the Bay of Biscay with fruit on the vine.

Aug 26th, 2019
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9.1

Shimmering orange-pink. High-pitched red currant, strawberry, orange zest and a bright mineral element on the incisive nose. Lithe and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors that pick up a sexy floral quality as the wine stretches out. Delivers a solid punch of flavor but comes off lithe, betraying no excess fat and finishing very long and precise, with a lingering suggestion of bitter citrus pith. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019)

Shimmering orange-pink. High-pitched red currant, strawberry, orange zest and a bright mineral element on the incisive nose. Lithe and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors that pick up a sexy floral quality as the wine stretches out. Delivers a solid punch of flavor but comes off lithe, betraying no excess fat and finishing very long and precise, with a lingering suggestion of bitter citrus pith. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 15th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Juice

Juice

Aug 3rd, 2019
Matt Sterr

Minerals and spritz! Perfect patio pounder.

Minerals and spritz! Perfect patio pounder.

Jul 11th, 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