We love a good Txakoli here at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and we are really digging this one from Bodegas Ulacia. It has that enticing, zesty, citrus edge and refreshing spritzy texture like all good Txakoli. However, there is something a little different here that we can't quite articulate. It just feels more complete and even structured than what we're used to seeing. It's made in the traditional way, where the grapes are hand-picked and destemmed, then slowly pressed during 2 hours in a pneumatic press. After settling, the wine undergoes a 20 day fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperatures kept to 16°C. The tanks are closed at the end of fermentation to guard and absorb some natural CO2 gas. So, it must be the quality of the fruit from the very well tended vines of this eight hectare estate. The Ulacias are a third generation family making wine in Getaria in Spain’s beautiful Basque Country. The father-son team of Nicolas and Julian run the estate which is primarily planted to Hondaribbi Zuri (the white grape) at 95% with 5% of Hondaribbi Beltza (the red grape). The vines vary in age between 5-60 years old.