Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Getariako Txakolina
Town of Getaria, on the Cantabrian Sea, west of San Sebastian, in the province of Gipuzkoa.
100% Hondarrabi Beltza
Ametz Mendi, and several other proprietary historic vineyards that have been in the family for generations.
Between 1915 and 2000.
Steep hillside vineyards planted on pergolas.
Sandy, chalky loam composition.
Moderate Atlantic climate with high levels of precipitation, up to 70" per year.
Harvest is done by hand and transported to the winery in 20 kg boxes. At the winery the grapes undergo further selection. This is followed by rose vinification at controlled temperature. Mature the skin with the juice between 12-15 hours , pneumatic pressing in an inert atmosphere, the fermenting at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Maceration occurs between 8 to 10 hours before pressing. Temperature controlled fermentation. The winery performs selection of the grapes for only the healthiest bunches. The grapes are cold macerated for 15 hours followed by destemming and a closed pneumatic press. Temperature controlled fermentation by selected indigenous yeast.
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.