Beltza Tinto, Doniene Gorrondona
Situated in the coastal town of Bakio, there has been a winery on the site of Doniene Gorrondona since 1852. Today the estate is owned/run by four friends, which was started by Itziar Insausti who arrived in 1994 from San Sebastian. Having fallen in love with the area and its rich history, Itziar and Julen began their mission to revive the land.
In 1996 viticulturist Andoni Sarratea became involved and the friends began planting vineyards. In 2000, Itziar’s brother Egoitz also joined them in producing authentic wines from the local varieties. The vineyards are farmed without routine spraying, yields are far lower than the regional regulations stipulate and all wines are now fermented using native yeasts from a ‘pied de cuve’. The results are a benchmark of quality for Txakoli wines.
Producer Doniene Gorrondona
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and go through cold maceration, and indigenous yeasts fermentation in stainless steel. The wine rests on it's lee's until January when it's racked and bottled with minimal S02.
Grapes Hondarrabi Beltza
Region D.O.Bizkaiko Txakolina, Bakio, Spain
Tasting Notes Fresh and fruit-driven wine of cherries, red plum and white pepper. If you like Cabernet Franc this is a great alternative grape to try.