- Climate: important atlantic influence
The bay of Bizcay influences the climate of the area characterized by cool winter and fresh summer. Average sunshine 1950 hours and rainfall between 900 to 1,500 mm per year.
- Soil: geological diversity, topography and microclimate
A thorough study and selection of each particular vineyard has been realized in Itsasmendi from 1990 to 2008 and has given a unique ecological diversity of the area.This kind of terroir-oriented study allows us to pay attention to the particular area of origin and elaborate Txakoli wines with their own identity . From 2006 Itsasmendi is collaborating with the Technological Centre of investigation of the Basque Government (Neiker) in order to classify all the ingredients found in each vineyard: the soil type, top soil and sub-soil, its elevation , rock strata , microclimate ..etc in order to create a precise map of soils and
During the last years we have been working with a deep respect for nature . The key is to respect the plant diversity through environmental partnerships. The vine is integrated in the landscape without damaging the discernible terroir qualities and preserving this way the local biodiversity.