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.
Pale ruby in color, Eklipse exhibits bright aromas of red cherries, violets, and a streak of minerality. The palate is fresh and light-bodied, high in acidity and complex through the finish.
Pair it With:
The natural brightness of this red makes it extremely versatile with food; pair with roasted chicken, fresh pasta, grilled vegetables and light meat dishes.
75% Pinot Noir, 25% Hondarrabi Beltza
10 months in a single, 2,000 liter French oak cask
Integrated Production Certification - agricultural system using natural production mechanisms, resources and techniques to ensure sustainability.
ECO Certified - a more rigorous implementation of organic