Txakoli IRI, 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 Sustainable. Grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed, followed by a cold maceration. Spontaneous Fermentation, followed by aging on lees, and partial malolactic fermentation in tank. Bottled unfiltered with minimal S02.
Grapes Hondarrabi Zuri
Region D.O.Bizkaiko Txakolina, Euskadi, Spain
Tasting Notes Fresh, saline, herbaceous and a hint of hazelnut.