Itsasmendi Eklipse

A different Atlantic red wine.

Itsasmendi Eklipse2021-12-27T12:06:10+00:00

Project Description

From the heart of a holm oak grove, a marriage of Pinot Noir and Hondarrabi Beltza

Within the framework of an R&D project in collaboration with the Council of Bizkaia and the D.O. Bizkaiko Txakolina called Agricultural and oenological behaviour of the varieties Pinot Noir and Hondarrabi Beltza. Vineyards: Vines more than 20 years old located in Gorliz (1 ha) and Muskiz (0.75 ha), within the area known as the Cantabrian holm oak groves (clay-loam soil with a limestone origin) of the varieties Pinot Noir and Hondarrabi Beltza. Climate: The proximity to the Bay of Biscay provides a microclimate with an average rainfall on the plots of around 931 mm/year.

Itsasmendi Eklipse 2017

42% of Pinot Noir, 48% of Hondarrabi Beltza from our Gorliz and Muskiz vineyards and 10% of Cabernet Franc (Berdexa Zarie) from the Basarte de Bakio area.

A cool year in reverse to the rest of the peninsula where the harvest took place. A totally atypical month of September cool and with numerous storms, reflected in the light color although a bright red.

High aromatic intensity, highlighting the black, herbaceous fruits such as sage and the tobacco plant. Subtle balsamic notes also appear that give it a fresh and minty touch. Tertiary aromas such as chocolate and roasted aromas begin, and even a sweet caramel background.

TECHNICAL DATASHEET

Varieties

A blend of Pinot Noir (42%), Hondarrabi beltza (48%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). These two Atlantic varieties with marked “terroir” character, elegantly yet frankly encapsulate the geographical characteristics of the two parcels, both located close to the sea.

Vineyards

Located in Gorliz (1.1 ha) and Muskiz (0.75 ha) vines over 20 years old, situated within what is known as a Cantabrian holm oak grove. Soils of lime and clay, of limestone origin.

Winemaking

Fermented in stainless steel conical tanks and aged for ten months in a 2,000 litre French oak vat, bring structure and complexity to this 13.5% alc Txacoli.

Tasting note

In the mouth it has a very fresh entry and a light step but it is very fruity and even floral. At the end it leaves some nuts and its acidity balanced with the characteristic bitterness make it a delicate but very gastronomic wine.

PAIRING: Greasy foods; stews, fish and game.

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PRESS

Eklipse 2011, otro vino sorprenderte en una Bodega que hace vinos de aupa, peculiar y muy interesante.

GPS Julio 2013
Proyecto de I+D para la revitalización de tintos en Vizcaya, nace como su etiqueta vanguardista. Toques terrosos con frutillos silvestres y una original punta vegetal.
Mivino-Vinum: Eklipse 2011

AWARDS

2 Stars in Prowein 2013

AWARDED 2013-06-11

Estrella Prowein