Itxas Harri Beltza 2020
Itxas Harri, located in the village of Monteagudo in the northern Basque region of Navarra, is a project from Ignacio Ameztoi (of renowned Txakolina producer Ameztoi) and his long-time friend and winemaking partner, Iñaki Guelbenzu. Exceptional, uncomplicated ingredients and their ability to elevate the dining experience were the inspiration for Itxas Harri. Ignacio and Iñaki seek to bring the rich Basque food and wine experience to the home pantry through accessibility and an unpretentious presentation of their regional wines. Made from Garnacha and Tempranillo, Beltza is an elegant, lower-alcohol, refreshing wine that pairs beautifully with the grilled artichokes and vegetables for which Navarra is so famous. Best served slightly chilled, Beltza is fruit-forward, bright, and chuggable.