Txomin Etxaniz

Txomin Etxaniz

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2020 Vintage

92pts

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2020 Vintage

92pts

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2018 Vintage

90pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Getariako Txakolina

Location

Town of Getaria, on the Cantabrian Sea, west of San Sebastian, in the province of Gipuzkoa.

Varietal

90% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Hondarrabi Beltza

Vineyards

Ametz Mendi, and several other proprietary historic vineyards that have been in the family for generations.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1915 and 2000.

Viticulture

Vineyards planted in the pergola system. Trellised vineyards where the slopes are too steep for pergola.

Soils

Sandy, chalky loam composition.

Climate

Moderate Atlantic climate with high levels of precipitation, up to 70" per year.

Winemaking

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.

Aging

6 months in stainless steel sur lie, with battonage.

Comments

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.