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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Isastegi Sagardo Naturala
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15¾/20

Isastegi Sagardo Naturala NV

Navarra and Basque Country, SpainIsastegi is a sagardo naturala, a natural cider (sidra) from Spain's Basque culture / region. Traditionally produced, they use as many local apples as they can source near their location at the foot of the mountain Intxurre. Pouring a hazy yellow this unfiltered sidra is reminiscent of a gueuze, bone dry and high acid, with sour apples, yellow apples, herbal grasses and prickle darts of acidity. This is meant to be poured from high above into a tumbler, further incorporating air and freshness into the yeasty drink. At only 6 percent alcohol. this is a delight to kick off a mid-day round of pintos. Best well chilled.Tasted: 12 March 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 16.00 private wine shops Producer: Isastegi Sagardotegia S.L.Varietal: Apple