Itsasmendi Urezti

A Late Harvest from the North with a perfect balance between acidity and sweetness.

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Project Description

The Surprise. The sweet savour of Vizcaya

Itsasmendi Urezti has been included in the Ark of Taste of Slow Food Bizkaia, as during the first 4 years it was not covered by the D.O. Bizkaiko txakolina, as an artisan product of verified excellence, manufactured on a small scale. Highlighting the intrinsic value of the products offered by the land. In the same style as its sister wines produced along the Atlantic Arc to which we belong, such as the well-known Sauternes, Barsac and Jurancon. Whereas the rest of the wines show the importance of each plot, this wine is a product that perfectly reflects our autumn, south wind, cool nights and many years of low rainfalls. The grapes are over-ripened on the vines themselves and harvested throughout November. In production since 2001. A bright golden yellow, the bouquet highlights its complexity, combining the aromas of the overripe grape, orange peel, pear, wax, honey with spiced notes from its brief spell in the barrel. Its time in the bottle has given it a palate that is sweet, long, dense, unctuous and lasting, with a good balance between residual sugars and acidity.

Itsasmendi Urezti 2016

A year of exceptional health and perfect balance between the production and the final vegetation of October and November brought us the usual Southern winds in our area. Cold nights and days with morning mists that led to the appearance of Botrytis.

12%, 88 g / ltrs of residual sugar, and a magnificent acidity of 8.5 g tartaric / liter.

Urezti 2016 has a golden yellow colour with bright flashes. A high aromatic intensity and sweet on the nose, with sweet touches of matured and preserved or dried fruit, such as dried apricots and grapefruit rind. It has a balsamic background of undergrowth, linking with the fragrances of aromatic plants. A voluptuous entrance in the mouth, sweeping all its corners with silkiness and subtlety creating a combination between the warmth of the south wind of autumn and the coolness of the Atlantic breeze. Wrapping it with aromas of ripe fruit and honey, leading to a finish of dried fruit and hints of candied orange peel.

TECHNICAL DATASHEET

Varieties

Hondarrabi zuri zerratie and a small percentage of Izkiriot handi.

Viticulture

The extended ripening of the grapes on the vine results in a natural raisining. Harvested on the 26th of November.

Winemaking

The first Late Harvest under the DO “Bizkaiko Txakolina” the inaugural vintage in 2001. A brief stint in new French oak barrels of 225 litres.

Tasting note

Stylistically similar to other “sister” Atlantic seaboard wines, the 12% alc. and 93 grs/ltr of residual sugar create an interesting balance between the sugars and the acidity. Long ageing in bottle makes for a delicate and complex Late Harvest.

PRESS

Urezti 2010 93 puntos Original y elegante.
Guía Proensa 2014
Urezti 2009 93 puntos. Un excelente vendimia tardía.
Guía Peñin
Urezti 2010. Un vino para compararse con los Mo-barzillacy, Jutancon y coquetear con los grandes Ausleses
Selección Josep Roca
Sorprendente vendimia tardía, fresco y muy fino.
Lecturas. La cocina de Otoño 2013
Urezti 2008 un producto 10 para alabar la conviccion en la locura de la gente de Itsasmendi.
ON (Mikel Zeberio)
Urezti 2008 viste la boca de frescura y seda y consigue desnudar el alma.
Los 100 mejores vinos
Itsasmendi Urezti 2008: 90/100 un original vino del norte con la dulzura del sur.
Especial los mejores vinos españoles 2012
Urezti 2008 93 puntos
Guia Proensa 2012
Urezti 2008 91 puntos
Guia Peñin 2012
Itsasmendi Urezti 2008 92 puntos “Un equilibrio perfecto entre la extraordinaria acidez y el dulzor, largo y equilibrado. Excelente trabajo en esta DO”
Vino + gastronomía: guía de los 300 mejore vinos de España
Urezti 2006 92 puntos
Guia Peñin Los mejores vinos de España
Urezti 2006 92 puntos
Guia Campsa 2010
Urezti 2006, 84 puntos, “Línea alegre y desenfadada”
Sobremesa (En 2010)
Primer vendimia tardia amparado por la D.O. Bizkaiko txakolina presentado oficialmente en Vinoble.
Interviu 2008
Urezti 2005 “Esencia Vasca. Delicado
La voz de Avilés 2008
Urezti 2004, 85 puntos, “Un camino nuevo”.
Planeta Vino 2007
Urezti 2004 “Elegante y agradable.
Los mejores vinos españoles 2008
Urezti 2003, 87 puntos
Guia Jesus Flores 2006
Urezti 2002 “Vino curioso de un equilibrio excelente. Sabores y aromas cautivadores”.
Hojas (Mar 2005)
Urezti 2001 “Dulce sabor a Vizcaya. Novedad indiscutible.
Mi Vino (Oct 2003)

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