Hondarribi Zuri


Indigenous to Spain’s Basque region, this is the name of the leading variety of grape in the region’s sassy, high acid white Txakoli (shah-co-LEE) wines. Though it sounds as if it is a single white grape (zuri means “white” in Basque) related to the red grape hondarribi beltza, DNA analysis has revealed that hondarribi zuri is actually any one of three white grapes planted in the Basque region: courbu blanc, crouchen, or the hybrid noah.

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