Zura is a varietal Hondarribi Zuri, but unlike the winery’s G22 bottling, this one is fermented in French oak vats. The wine is aged in stainless steel and is bottled after 18 months. Deep yellow gold, it’s fragrant of pears, peaches, and white pepper. The texture is smooth and fine, with flavors of Bosc pear, yellow apple, beeswax, and honey. The oak is subtle, more an accent than true flavor, and lively acidity lifts the finish.
2019 Gorka Izagirre Zura 42 Bizkaiko Txakolina DO
13% ABV | $35 (sample); imported by Araex Grands