Bengoetxe Txakolina 2018
The small, 2-hectare domaine of Bengoetxe is located about 30 miles inland from San Sebastian, making them a rare outlier for Txakoli, which is by and large a coastal appellation. Bengoetxe was accepted into the appellation in 2008, partially because of the case they make for Txakoli as a serious, even ageworthy, wine. If it’s stored correctly, this wine will gain complexity for the next three to five years.
The “serious” nature of this wine comes from the inland terroir. Generally, the climate is defined by the Atlantic - it’s green, cool and humid - which yields wines with a pronounced acidity. The Bengoetxe estate vineyards have a slightly warmer microclimate, plus heavy, clay soils, which give the wines additional weight, texture and savory character. On the nose, it’s smoky, grassy, and leesy, and and on the palate it presents a slightly oily, rich side of a region typically known for the crisp and the salty. Certified organic.
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Greater Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan:
We make weekly hand deliveries outside of neighborhood, usually on Mondays and Tuesdays. These deliveries will incur a flat fee of $10 however consideration will be given to proximity and route. We don’t want to charge you additional fees on your wine unless we have to. If you need your wine sooner than the next scheduled delivery day please select FedEx Ground or call the shop during business hours to arrange alternative transportation.
Outside of NYC – Current Release Wines:
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All Current Release wines are stored in our retail location in Brooklyn. All Library wines, unless otherwise stated, are stored in a professional storage facility with optimal cellar conditions and best-in-class security and inventory management practices.