Hiruzta Txakoli Berezia Hondarribia 2016


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Country - Spain

Region - Basque

Grape Varieties - Hondarrabi Zuri 85%, Gros Manseng 15%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Hiruzta Txakoli Winery

Tasting notes - A rich aromatic expression of apple, grapefruit and tropical fruits, enhanced by subtle floral notes. Vibrant on the palate, with an integrated mouthwatering acidity balancing the full-bodied quality of this variety. This textured wine has a deliciously long, aromatic and very persistent finish.

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Steely with a mineral and mouthwatering palate
showing white peach flavours, this is dry, aromatic and
beautifully balanced with a long, pithy and vibrant finish.
Producer Note
The Hiruzta project was launched by the Rekalde Family, with the aim of restoring the
tradition of Txakoli production in Hondarribia. The town lends its name to the grape
variety from which Txakoli is produced - the Hondarrabi Zuri. The tradition of
producing this wine was lost in the 17th century, but is now being restored thanks to
the Hiruzta project and involvement of resident oenologist Ana Martin, a key figure in
the project. She is renowned for her professional expertise in creating outstanding
white wines and Txakolis and her work has garnered countless awards.
Vintage
The vintage began with a rainy spring and average temperatures higher than those
for the last 30 years. Dry weather during flowering and fruit set, was followed by hot
dry weather. The summer was marked by the absence of rain and high
temperatures, causing drought conditions which started to delay ripening. Much
needed rain fell at the beginning of September, enabling the grapes to ripen
somewhat later than usual. The harvest saw excellent weather with warm
temperatures and little rain, resulting in a good harvest in terms of quality and
quantity.
Vineyard
The 11 hectares of estate vineyard surrounds the winery itself, in the foothills of
Jaizkibel Mountain. Planted in 2007, the vineyard is oriented towards the mid-day sun
which protects it from the wind and the influence of the nearby Cantabrian sea,
thereby maximising the benefit of the sunshine. The vines are trellis grown, using a
double Guyot training system, which is not the traditional planting method, it is used
to avoid the high humidity in the area and to gain airflow. The vines are planted in
soils which have a thick bedrock layer and clayish marl topsoil.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected at optimal ripeness from the small Hondarrabi Zuri
vineyard and were loaded into small crates. They were then destemmed and
crushed, followed by gentle pressing. A cold racking took place at 8 to 10°C,
followed by the fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 16 and 18°C in
stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged on the lees in tanks for four months and
stirred, without aeration, once a week, adding complexity and texture to the
resulting wine. Gently clarified, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
A rich aromatic expression of apple, grapefruit and tropical fruits, enhanced by
subtle floral notes. Vibrant on the palate, with an integrated mouthwatering acidity
balancing the full-bodied quality of this variety. This textured wine has a deliciously
long, aromatic and very persistent finish.
Serving Suggestion
Hors d'oeuvres, shellfish, grilled fish and mild cheeses.
Grape
Hondarrabi Zuri 85%, Gros Manseng 15%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Basque

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Hiruzta Txakoli Berezia Hondarribia 2016

Country - Spain

Region - Basque

Grape Varieties - Hondarrabi Zuri 85%, Gros Manseng 15%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Hiruzta Txakoli Winery

Tasting notes - A rich aromatic expression of apple, grapefruit and tropical fruits, enhanced by subtle floral notes. Vibrant on the palate, with an integrated mouthwatering acidity balancing the full-bodied quality of this variety. This textured wine has a deliciously long, aromatic and very persistent finish.

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