Cata de txakoli en el País Vasco (España)
Last summer at the end of June I decided to explore the vineyards in the Spanish Basque country. Most of them are closed on week-ends actually, not like in my hometown (Bordeaux) where all vineyards are opened for visits, especially in summer where we have a ‘tourists’ wave» ! I had written to Basa Lore and considering my interest in visiting a Spanish vineyard in the Basque country (and taste the wine of course !) I was welcomed by Nerea (the 4th generation ! ) on a Saturday afternoon. I was soooo delighted because I could only visit on a weekend.
It was a bit of an adventure to find the winery, even if I was sent by mail beforehand the «google map itinerary»‘. Fortunately I speak a bit of Spanish and was able to ask my way. I got so much luck and a very kind Spanish senor escorted me with his motorbike up to the Basa Lore winery (muy arriba ! / very high up the hill). The afternoon started in a great style !
Basa Lore is the oldest winery in the area….since 1934 !
Leaves with very young grapes starting to grow…
Txakoli (pronounced chack-oh-lee) is a slightly sparkling, young and fruity white wine produced in the Spanish Basque Country. In Basa Lore they also have a rosé wine.
The whole range of Basa Lore bottles : white wine, rosé wine and the special txakoli ! (new bottles with new label in front, the old ones in the back)
Nerea was so kind to take me up there in her car. It was a wonderful experience !
The vineyards !