Top 100 white wines of El Pais Vasco

Discover the top 100 best white wines of El Pais Vasco as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular of El Pais Vasco and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of El Pais Vasco

El Pais Vasco (officially La Comunidad Autonoma del País Vasco) is a fiercely independent region on the northern coast of Spain, near the Pyrenees and the border with France. In Basque, the region is called Euskadi, but to most English speakers it is referred to as the Basque Country. The Cantabrian Mountains form its western boundary, while the famous wine region of La RiojaLies to the South. Despite this, the region is not Particularly well known for its wine, although a group of determined producers have Long fought for recognition.

In fact, it is the historic port city of Bilbao (home to the Guggenheim Museum) and the beautiful seaside resort of San Sebastian that attract visitors to the region. Pais Vasco wine is synonymous with Txakoli (pronounced "Chac-o-lee"), a style of wine that is an integral part of the region's wine culture and traditions. This wine is direct and simple. It has a refreshing style with fruit-dominated characters, and can have a Slight fizz and high Acidity.

Discover the grape variety: Folle blanche

As its name suggests, the folle blanche is a white grape variety. Originally from the west of France, it was used to make Cognac and Armagnac brandies as early as the 17th century and was renowned for its finesse and fragrant nose. Replaced by Ugni Blanc following the phylloxera invasion, the folle blanche is now grown in small quantities. It is a grape variety with juicy, sweet, medium-sized bunches and berries with a white/green skin. Its worst enemy is grey rot. As it is an early variety and its buds come out early, it is particularly afraid of spring frosts. It likes short pruning, a method that limits the production of grapes but increases their quality. It also prefers mineral-rich soils, and its vineyards cover about 3,000 hectares. It is used in the production of the AOC Gros-plant du Pays nantais to produce a lively white wine with little alcohol but marked acidity.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of El Pais Vasco

white wines from the region of El Pais Vasco go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of endives with ham (improved), tunisian bricks or yakisoba (fried noodles).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of El Pais Vasco

On the nose in the region of El Pais Vasco often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, non oak or red currant and sometimes also flavors of brioche, cheese or orange. In the mouth in the region of El Pais Vasco is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of El Pais Vasco

Investment start-up Vint offers shares in Napa 2018 ‘collection’

Vint said yesterday (17 November) that it has launched a $142,000 collection of Napa Valley 2018 wines, offering a ‘$50-a-share buy-in’ for prospective investors. It’s the latest offering from the US-based start-up, which specialises in offering US Securities & Exchange Commission-qualified (SEC) shares in collections of leading wine names. Vint said the Napa collection includes Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Kapscandy’s Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, amo ...

Majestic rejoins Bordeaux en primeur with 2021-vintage offers

Majestic has this week announced its re-entry on the Bordeaux en primeur scene, starting with 2021-vintage offers on a range of big names, including First Growths Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Haut-Brion, Mouton and Margaux. Its list also includes Cos d’Estournel, Palmer, Calon Ségur, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Cheval Blanc, Angélus, Canon and La Fleur-Pétrus, among others. Wines were being offered per single bottle or in six-bottle cases, all in bond, showed the retailer’s brochure. Fine wine m ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Pierreclos

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Pierreclos, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are availablein French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter: ...