Artomana Txakolina Txakoli de Alava 'Xarmant' 2018
Artomaña was spearheaded by Eugenio Alava Ugarte and created in 1988 with the purpose of creating traditional Txakoli wines in the Basque region. ‘Xarmant’ is a regional blend of Hondarribi Zuri, Petit Courbu, Gros Manseng, and Petit Manseng. Fruit ferments in steel with native yeasts and is bottled with less CO2 than other Txakoli wines. Flavors of salty stone fruit, citrus, and white flowers dominate this super refreshing palate.
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