Grape: Hondarrabi Zuri
Light, lively, and clean with an array of fruit flavors and sprightly effervescence. It might be especially alluring for a generation that grew up with sour candy. The zest makes it a great play with shrimp and scallop dishes, while the sour edge means fermented foods are a natural. What’s in a name? Well, “Xarmant” means charming in Basque country, from which the Xarmant Txakoli Artomaña Txakolina emanates. It’s bottled with residual carbon — should appeal to any and all. The region is pronounced “chock-o-LEAN-a,” but the primary grape is the more phonetic hondarrabi zuri.