Itsasmendi

A Txakoli for enjoying the moment.

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Project Description

Origins that exude authenticity

Txakoli Itsasmendi is fruit of the coupage of the varieties Hondarrabi zuri and Hondarrabi zuri zerratie. The geological diversity and the microclimate of each plot, ecologically respectful viticulture and innovative oenology are the factors that determine the expression of this Txakoli. With an alcohol content of around 12%, naturally fresh on the palate, harmonious, rounded and lasting, with a slightly bitter, elegant finish and typical of the variety. Itsasmendi is a young Txakoli notable for its balance, freshness and harmony.

Itsasmendi 2018

In 2018 there have been significant losses in flowering. A few years the grapes have been so healthy, and in the lax bunches there has been no trace of botrytis. The delay of the cycle during the whole year lost all its incidence in the hot month of September, where the drought and the low production produced a greater and faster ripening of the grape destined to our young Txakoli. Aromas of white fruit and subtle floral touches, wrapped in balsamic and a tea plant background. Intense and complex nose of this vintage that does not go unnoticed in a young wine. Pleasant and subtle entry into the mouth reminding the rainy spring that follows with a broad step, reflecting the maturation of 2018: fat and volume balanced with acidity, leaving a prolonged fresh finish and very aromatic on the palate.

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Varieties

Made from the indigenous varieties Hondarrabi zuri and Hondarrabi zuri zerratie.

Vineyards and winemaking

The wide range of soils and microclimates of our vineyards planted since 1990, make for a harvest that stretches out over three weeks. Sustainable viticulture and environmentally friendly winemaking stamp their mark on the personality of this Txakoli.

Tasting note

A young, fruit-forward Txakoli, 12% alc., easy drinking. In the mouth it is balanced, fresh and long, with an appealing slight bitterness on the finish, an agreeable characteristic of this variety. An Atlantic wine, reflecting where it is made and our viticultural and wine-making philosophy.

PRESS

Itsasmendi, pioneering winery in the turn of the Txakoli with a special personality.

Conde Nast Traveler
Itsasmendi 2014 Cuadro de Honor. 92 puntos.
Guía del Vino Cotidiano 2015-2016
Itsasmendi 2012 83 puntos Un camino con gran futuro.
Guía del Vino Cotidiano
Itsasmendi 2011 87 points.
Wine Spectator – May 24
Itsasmendi elabora un repertorio deslumbrante e innovador, siendo el Itsasmendi su vino de raíces étnicas que fluye honestidad.
Sugerencia Josep Roca (El Celler de Can Roca)
Itsasmendi; un nuevo concepto en el Txakoli.
Expansión 2012
Especial los mejores vinos españoles. Itsasmendi 2010 90 puntos.
Restauradores
Itsasmendi 2008: 89 puntos.
Wine Advocate
Itsasmendi 2009 90 puntos.
Wine Advocate
Itsasmendi 2008: 88 puntos
Guia Peñin 2010
Itsasmendi 2008, 90 puntos.
Guia Repsol 2010
Itsasmendi 2008: 80 puntos “Nuevas fórmulas”
Sobremesa
Itsasmendi 2006 “Gran originalidad”
Restauradores 2007
Itsasmendi 2006 “Gran originalidad”
Restauradores 2007
Itsasmendi 2006 “Un vino optimista y divertido”
On Madrid
Itsasmendi 2005 (86 puntos) “Directos a situarse en línea con los mejores blancos de España”.
Guia Proensa 2007
Itsasmendi 2004 “un chacoli serio, de autor”
La guia MMVI TodoVino
Itsasmendi 2003 “Poderoso, un año de privilegio”
Vinum (Sep 2004)
Itsasmendi 2003(93 puntos) ”Delicioso vino blanco sui generis”.
Guia Campsa 2005
Itsasmendi 2003,”Easier to drink than to spell”.
The New York Times (Sep 04)

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