Getting Deliciously Fierce

In the Basque country of northern Spain, tapas bars serve a crisp, resiny white wine called txakoli, which is easier to pronounce than it looks (it’s: shah-ko-LEE). The wine is made from white hondarrabi zuri grapes grown along the Basque coast near the famous Spanish city of San Sebastián, in the Denominación de Origen (official Spanish wine region) of Chacolí de Guetaria. Txakoli, which is finding its way onto hip wine lists, is distinguished by fiercely high acidity, dramatic minerality, and pleasing apple and stone fruit flavors. It’s the perfect adventurous wine for summer parties and seafood on the grill.

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