Philosophy

Our aim is to produce wines with an optimal level of phenolic ripeness and which carry citrus flavours, a moderate alcohol content and are a real reflection of the location and the vintage

The environment around us, vines of different ages—from young vines to hundred-year-old plants—and our stewardship of our surroundings by using integrated production together create a true expression of the vineyard’s location. We apply appropriate methods in the vineyard to achieve optimal phenolic ripeness, and we do not cultivate beyond what we believe is sustainable and optimal for our vineyard.

We focus on extracting the few characteristic features of our variety, the hondarribi zuri, and in bringing out the overall effect of these qualities in a young wine.

The txakoli is bottled and carefully sealed with a micro-granulated cork. During their short resting periods, our young wines maintain the qualities we strive for when making them and which are so evident when it comes to enjoying them.

Terroir

The climate, the geological and biological qualities of the soil and the orientation of the vines are the principal determining factors of a winemaking area. In our case, the txakoli terroir is situated in a special location: the Basque Coast.

The high levels of humidity, clay soil and proximity to the sea are three of the characteristic features of the area.

  • The area has characteristic alternating hard and soft layers (limestone and sandstone versus loam and clay rocks), with clay loam and clay soils predominating, normally with a neutral pH. The wet climate permits the development of thick vegetation which protects the soil from erosion and provides organic material for biological activity.
  • Rainfall in Gipuzkoa varies between 1,051 mm and 1,734 mm annually.
  • The proximity to the Cantabrian Sea means the maximum annual temperature variation is 11ºC.

Respect for our land

Our vines have been worked and cared for by four generations, and the result is evident in each bottle.

The most recent generation has suffered from the disproportionate use of phytosanitary products in the vineyards, and they are also environmentally-minded. That’s why they follow this philosophy, from vineyard to bottle: