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K5 ARGIñANO

Region: País Vasco
Appellation: D.O. Getariako Txakolina
City: Zarautz
Winery Website: www.txakolina-k5.com
Winery GPS Coordinates: 43.240564,-2.109177

OVERVIEW

K5 Argiñano is a modern vineyard estate located on a hillside near the Basque village of Aia at 1000 feet above sea level overlooking the Cantabrian seaports of Zarautz and Orio. Founded in 2005 by Spanish celebrity chef Karlos Argiñano and four partners, the objective is to showcase the noble and age worthy quality of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and its ability to produce extractive, super-dry, mineralic whites worthy of the finest table.

The ultra modern, gravity-flow bodega (designed by the famous architectural firm Alonso & Balaguer) is ideally matched to its environment and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and seacoast. Thirty-eight acres of Hondarribi Zuri are dry farmed in slate and granite soils with yields limited to under 2 kilos per vine. To compensate extremely low pH levels, the wine is aged six months on the fine lees for complexity.

There is no better match for the elegant simplicity of Basque seafood cuisine.

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PRESS

K Pilota (2017) - "This straw-colored wine made from Hondarrabi Zuri grapes opens with a very different canned green bean bouquet with a hint of lime. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, rather acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is unique as well. It features lots of citrus flavors featuring lemon zest and yellow grapefruit with notes of saline and minerality. The finish is dry and refreshing. If you want to try something different, give this wine a try and pair it with grilled swordfish skewers. Enjoy."

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Mar 30, 2019

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K Pilota (2017) - "Limpid, green-hued yellow. Dried pear, Meyer lemon, white flowers and an intense mineral nuance on the incisive nose. Offers nervy, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors that deepen and pick up a spicy quality on the back half. Shows a touch of succulent herbs on the persistent finish, which echoes the citrus fruit and floral notes."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Mar 28, 2019

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K5 Argiñano Txakolina (2015) - "A different take on hondarrabi zuri, this ages on its lees for 11 months, developing a veil of spice aromas, dried fruits and honey. Behind it, however, there is acidity that explodes in the mouth, refreshing everything in its path, highlighting more vibrant flavors of lime and minerals. "

91 Points
Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug 1, 2017

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K Pilota (2015) - "Lemon curd and ginger notes frame tangerine and blanched almond flavors in this briny white. Richer and less spritzy than many Txakolinas, but shows characteristically snappy acidity. Drink now through 2018. "

89 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator , May 31, 2017

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K Pilota (2015) - "This almost clear colored Hondarrabi Zuri from Spain is unique and different. It opens with a faint pineapple and almond bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, a little round and easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a pleasant mild lemon verbena with notes of orange peel and a touch of lime and pilsner beer. The finish is dry, refreshing and fades away nicely. I would pair this unique wine with Emeril's crab cakes. Enjoy – Ken"

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Mar 9, 2017

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Uhin Berdea Txakolina (2014) - "Light, bright yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of jasmine and green tea. Silky and focused on the palate, offering bitter citrus zest and green apple flavors that stretch out on the back half. Shows a refreshingly bitter quality on the tangy, lingering finish."

89 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 1, 2016

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K5 Argiñano Txakolina (2013) - "Bright straw. Vibrant, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit aromas are underscored by a suave floral quality and a hint of anise. Dry and racy on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering bitter lime pith and quinine flavors and a deeper note of fresh pear. Finishes stony and long, with resonating florality and very good persistence."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2014

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K5 Argiñano Txakolina (2011) - "This is a zinger that shows off the core characteristics of the Hondarrabi Zuri grape. The bouquet is minerally and citric, with apple and pear aromas for added weight. The palate is tight, lemony and strict, with lemon, orange and pineapple flavors. While there is a lot of acid to this wine, it’s structured and loaded with crisp, oceanic flavors. Drink with seafood and salads."

89 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Oct 1, 2013

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K5 Argiñano Txakolina (2012) - "(100% Hondarrabi Zuri): Pale yellow. Pungent citrus pith and green apple scents, along with suggestions of white pepper and ginger. Fleshy but dry and incisive, offering intense lemon and lime flavors and a deeper note of fresh fig. Shows excellent clarity on the dusty, mineral-driven finish. "

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2013

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K5 Argiñano Txakolina (2010) - "The 2010 Txakoli K5 was delicious, light in alcohol with lots of trapped CO2, fresh grapefruit notes and a personality similar to a Portuguese Vinho Verde."

89 Points
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Apr 1, 2013

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