Bizkaiko Txakolina, Gernika, País Vasco (Basque County) Spain
Bodegas Itsasmendi was built by friends with a shared vision of producing authentic wines from the finest coastal terroir. Their exploration lasted nearly six years and resulted in over 90 acres of vines dotting Spain’s Bay of Biscay. Spread over 17 carefully placed sites, their collective acreage provide the diverse climate and geological conditions necessary for the precision displayed in their wines. The majority of their production is dedicated to native varieties Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie; naturally rugged and well-suited for demanding coastal conditions, these varieties thrive with help from prevailing onshore winds that work to protect fruit from the constant threat of rot. Under the care of founder Garikoitz Ríos and oenologist and viticultural manager Bingen Mendizabal, Itsasmendi believes the alliance of innovation, tradition and exceptional vineyards will result in the finest Txakoli wines.
Made to express the unique characteristics of each vineyard, ‘7’ delivers a mosaic of white fruits, mixed florals, grapefruit, chamomile and mineral. The palate opens quite full bodied and rich, but settles as zesty acidity and structure gain control on the finish.
Pair it With:
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to raw seafood such as ceviches, oysters or sushi. It is also delicious as an aperitif.
80% Hondarrabi Zuri, 20% Riesling
6 months in stainless steel on lees
Integrated Production Certification - agricultural system using natural production mechanisms, resources and techniques to ensure sustainability.
ECO Certified - a more rigorous implementation of organic
Working on incorporating biodynamics
This wine incorporates a wide range of soils and microclimates from 7 different estate farmed vineyards.