Delightfully light, easy to drink and full of fruit rose wines are not so hard to come by. But those with a light bubbly approach are not as easy to find. Thank fully there’s the 2019 Ameztoi Txakolina Rubentis Rose, a Spanish pink wine from the Basque region in Northwestern Spain, where tapas and small plates are king.
Made in the region best know for Getariako Txakolina, the blend of two very local grapes, Hondarribi Zuri and its red companion Hondarribi Beltza make a lightly fizzy rose that is vinified in stainless steel and then bottled with carbonic acid that evolves naturally during fermentation.
Possessing a light fuchsia color and an enticing menthol and tropical citrus flavor of red melons, sour cherries and strawberry notes, the wine is one of those that you realize bottle’s empty before you know it.