Gaintza Txakolina 2020
Bright green-yellow. On the nose, high toned aromas of lemon, quince, green apple and sorrel are overlaid with sea spray and stony mineral notes. On the palate, puckering acidity and effervescence lend a practically gulpable appeal, with bright Meyer lemon, apple and green herbs. Finishes salty and clean, begging for another sip.
Gaintza’s low alcohol, effervescence and bright acidity make it a wonderful aperitif on its own, but it would be beautiful with shellfish, shrimp, and fried seafood.
Blend: 85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Gros Manseng, 5% Hondarrabi Beltza
The vineyards and cellar are looked after by a small family team. They plant and care for the vines, harvest the grapes, and make and sell the wine. Gaintza has grown throughout the generations and we have hired qualified staff to ensure our business evolves. The txakoli we produce together year after year has created a special bond between all of us. Gaintza has a long and proud history.
Four generations of the Lazkano family have prepared, produced and distributed txakoli. The family's great-grandfather José Antonio already made txakoli—for family consumption and sale in neighbouring villages—from our vines in the Golindo country house. From 1923 when the Gaintza cellar was set up through to the latest extension in 2012, we have undergone constant transformation with an eye to the future.
On the southern edge of the rocky Bay of Biscay in northern Spain, this is Basque country and home to the refreshing and slightly effervescent (usually) white wine, Txakoli. Three subregions compose the larger one: Getariako Txakolina, Bizkaiko Txakolina and Arabako Txakolina. While Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza are the main grape varieties, other French varieties are scattered throughout the region.
There are hundreds of white grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles.