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Bodegas Itsasmendi (meaning sea and mountains in Basque) produce three world class wines from one of Spain’s most renowned winemakers. Just a stones throw from her hometown of Bilbao, in the heart of the Basque Country, winemaker Ana Martín is using her local knowledge and expertise to produce 3 distinctive Txakolí wines made in the Biscaya Hills near Guernica. An original young Txakolí with bags of personality sits alongside the innovative barrel fermented Itasmendi No.7, while the perfectly balanced Urezti (meaning honeyed water) late harvest wine is one of the most unique wines you are likely to taste.
With only 30ha vineyards, and an average yield of 7,500 to 8,500 kgrs per hectare, this is very small production! The two native varieties of the area, Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie – easier to say than spell! – are perfectly suited to the local terroir and climate and produce original and authentic Txacoli wines. Vines are all planted facing south to ensure maximum exposure to the sun, which is much needed in this area. With extreme weather conditions, harvest is much later than the neighbouring areas. Sustainable viticulture and environmentally friendly winemaking also help stamp their mark on the personality of this Txakoli.
A young, fruit-forward Txakolí, which is easy drinking. In the mouth it is balanced, fresh and long, with an appealing slight bitterness on the finish, an agreeable characteristic of this variety. An Atlantic wine, reflecting where it is made and Itsasmendi’s vitiicultural and wine-making philosophy.