the proprietors of the Azurmendi Restaurant – Eneko and his uncle Gorka – created a bold project for the Basque gastronomy and wine making industries, becoming role models in both areas.
From its very beginning,
the aim of the winegrower was to boost the cultivation of local grape varieties and produce unique wines that mirrored the great potential of this magnificent viticultural region.
As a part of wine evolution
in the region of Vizcaya, Gorka Izagirre has created a wide range of white wines that perfectly match Basque gastronomy. They vary from a more traditional white wine to more complex wines, aged on the lees or fermented in barrels.
Gorka Izagirre’s wines
come from their own 40-hectare vineyard which lies on steep slopes that sometimes reach more than 30% of inclination. They cultivate Hondarrabi Zuri and the Hondarrabi Zerratia local grape varieties, which grow in very small bunches and weigh, on average, 100 to 120 gr. These types of grapes are scarce and very concentrated.