Pais Vasco, Spain
Coming from the smallest appellation in Spain, today 124 acres, the Chueca family has made Txomin Etxaniz the benchmark wine of the appellation, with the introduction of modern techniques of elaboration and viticulture research. The winery is located in the town of Guetaria, by the Cantabric Sea (Atlantic), west of San Sebastian, in the province of Guipuzcoa.
Grapes are sourced from their own 28.8 acres of vineyards; planted with 85% Hondarribi Zuri (white grape), and 15% Hondarribi Beltza (red grape), in the pergola system. Soils are chalky, with good amounts of clay. Cultivation in terraces, on the steep hills facing the Atlantic . The hills on which the vineyards are planted create a special microclimate, a result of the good exposure to the sun, and the protection offered from the north winds. Climate is Atlantic , but moderate, with a good amount of misty rain.
Txakoli Txomin Etxaniz