Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Getariako Txakolina
Town of Getaria, on the Cantabrian Sea, west of San Sebastian, in the province of Gipuzkoa.
90% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Hondarrabi Beltza
Ametz Mendi, and several other proprietary historic vineyards that have been in the family for generations.
Between 1915 and 2000.
Vineyards planted in the pergola system. Trellised vineyards where the slopes are too steep for pergola.
Sandy, chalky loam composition.
Moderate Atlantic climate with high levels of precipitation, up to 70" per year.
The winery sorts and selects for the healthiest grapes. Following a cold maceration, the grapes are destemmed and pressed in a closed pneumatic press. The fermentation is done by selected indigenous yeast and is maintained at very low temperatures to retain some dissolved CO2.
6 months in stainless steel sur lie, with battonage.
The Txueka family is one of the most historic and important in Getaria. Iñaki Txueka was the leader of the movement to revitalize Txacoli from Getaria, beginning in 1980. In 1989, he was a leader in founding D.O. Getariako Txakolina. The family has been working in this zone for centuries, proven by documentation from Txomin Etxaniz dating back to 1649.