Itsasmendi Eklipse

A different Atlantic red wine.

Itsasmendi Eklipse2018-04-27T12:11:52+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 2015

A year with less colour layer than its 2014 predecessor. A blend of 64% Pinot Noir, 29.5% Hondarrabi beltza and 6.5% Berdexa Zarie from vineyards located in Muskiz, Gorliz and Bakio. An Atlantic red Txakoli, apparently light but very persistent on the mouth. Very aromatic complexity from the red, balsamic fruits, presence of aromatic plants and nettles with a certain minerality. Formality enveloped by good acidity. The wine is aged in 300 and 600 litre barrels and 2,000 litre vats. A solid foundation has certainly been found for the development of this product.

TECHNICAL DATASHEET

Varieties

A blend of Pinot Noir (65%) and Hondarrabi beltza (35%). 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

With the relatively light colour indicating the presence of Pinot Noir, we discover a new concept of Atlantic red wine, fresh and full of nuances. Intriguing and highly recommended for accompanying fish.

PRESS

Eklipse 2011, otro vimo 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