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.

Share

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.