42 Zura 2018 is a great Spanish white wine from Txakoli de Bizkaia that was selected as the Best International White Wine in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2019.
42 Zura is made of Hondarrabi Zerratia grapes, typical of the Basque Country, which is located in the north of Spain.
The grapes come from 18-year-old vines. They have been hand-harvested and carefully selected by the winery´s team, in order to only use the best quality grapes for this exceptional white wine.
Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they are fermented at a low temperature of 12ºC for 23 days.
Then, the wine was placed in stainless steel tanks for 12 months to start the ageing period with its fine lees, in order to increase the complexity of the wine.
After this period, the wine spent 42 days in oak barrels, to make it more complex and soften the tannins. Finally, the wine spent 4 months in the bottle to develop the complexity of aromas and texture before launching to the market.
The name Zura means oak in Basque. The 42 Zura name comes from the 42 days that this wine spent in oak barrels.
This Spanish white wine from Txakoli de Bizkaia has a nice bright straw colour. When served in a wine glass, you can smell the dried flowers and herbs aromas, typical of the Hondarrabi Zerratia grapes, that are grown in the Basque country.
When you taste the wine, you will notice a fresh and tasty wine with a hint of spiciness, due to its closeness to the sea. It is perfect to pair with any dish given its versatility and body, but we especially recommend it with fish, meats and cheeses.
In order to appreciate all its aromas, we recommend serving it at low temperatures close to 8ºC.
A family project that is born in the vineyard and constantly evolves to achieve high-quality txakoli, maintaining its identity and origin unalterable; Bizkaia.
The winery owns 40 hectares divided into small plots integrated into the landscape of Bizkaia. Steep slopes facing southeast, looking for the morning sun and airy areas. This is how their Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zerratia grapes grow. They are harvested by hand in October. The low yield per hectare allows for optimum ripening to create structured, high quality wines and txakolis.