Region: Txakoli (Basque Region)
Type: Orange Wine
Grape: 80% Hondarrabi Zerratia/20% Izkiriota Txikia
The wines made in Txakoli by Alfredo Egia are radical for the region but not for the world, since he is committed to biodynamic farming and natural wine methods. They are very different from what is expected from Txakoli (Txakolina, Chacolí)--a typically light, minerally and lightly effervescent white wine. With the influence of Imanol Garay, the highly intense Basque wine naturalist living in France whom he refers to as his mentor, Alfredo is determined to harness the intense energy of these local varieties that give them an altogether different expression, shape and energy, with a constant evolution upon opening that can last for days, morphing from one expressive personality to another.
Alfredo's white wines are grown on limestone marl and sandstone. There is no added sulfur, so they may be best consumed earlier in their life to ensure they are enjoyed at their best moment.
'Rebel Rebel' is a stunning wine - dense and complex, with notes of citrus, fresh, sweet greens and herbs, and a slight smokiness.