Gaintza Txakoli Aitako


for the equivalent of £10.75 a bottle

Grower: Bodega Gaintza Txakolina
Grape Variety: Hondarrabi Zuri / Chardonnay / Hondarrabi Beltza
Style: Fruity and Complex
Country: Spain
Appellation: Basque Country
Vintage: 2018/19
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 12% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Golden colour with straw hues. Presence of very fine bubbles due to the production process. The bouquet shows complex and intense aroma of apple and pineapple, with hints of minerality. Despite being an aged wine it maintains its freshness. Persistence and dry, the aging on its lees gives rise to body, smoothness and balance on the finish. A complex and sophisticated wine.

From the DO, Getariako Txakolina, Gaintza is a family run wine producer that was established in 1923 by Jose Antonio and is located in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. Jose Antonio first purchased vineyards with the intention to make wines to share with his family, but later began to sell his wine to friends and people living in the surrounding villages. Jose Antonio's son, Joxe, continued wine production and fought to improve quality of Txakoli during a time when the wine had a poor reputation. Today, four generations later, Joseba runs the property. Gaintza have 25 hectares under vine in Getaria, a small town known for making traditional rather than modern Txakolis. The sloped vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay are planted with Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Gros Manseng. Hondarrabi Zuri is another name for Corbu Blanc, a white variety also planted over the border in Jurançon, while Hondarrabi Beltza is a black skinned grape variety that shares the same DNA parentage as Cabernet Franc.



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