Bizkaiko Txakolina

Fine wines from select winegrowers
from Bizkaiko Txakolina

Bizkaiko Txakolina

 

The Basque’s are
one of Europe’s oldest cultures, their origins are a mystery and their language is not related to any other. In Basque towns one hears Euskera, one of the oldest languages in Europe.

Like its own unique language,
the quality and characteristics of Txakoli varies greatly across the region. There are three main appellations or D.O. regions in the Basque Country for Txakoli: Getaria, Vizcaya and Alava. Each produces a distinct type of Txakoli characteristic to that region as the microclimatic conditions, processes and aging vary.

Gorka Izagirre
belongs to the Bizkaiko Txakolina Appellation, which was established in 1994 and covers around 250 hectares of vineyards. There are approximately 69 winegrowers registered with the appellation. Compared to other regions Txakoli wine from Vizcaya tends to be a little richer and higher in alcohol at around 12.5%. This makes the wines slightly rounder with a bit more structure and minerality. Also in contrast to early Txakoli, or Txakoli from neighboring Getaria, our wine is not poured from high and has no effervesence, making it an excellent companion for food.

In recent years,
the Bizkaiko Txakolina Appellation has received numerous international awards for its high-quality and wine growing reputation. Our limited production and growing popularity means that our Txakoli is in high demand.

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