Framing within the Txakoli de Álava Protected Designation of Origin, the uniqueness of the cultivated vineyard and the production technology used achieve wines of marked personality and excellent quality. Astobiza wines are made exclusively with grapes produced in this vineyard, with a closed exploitation development, that is, with a winery only dimensioned to produce the vintage produced in its own vineyard. Therefore, its production is considered as Payment or Farm Wines, where the characteristics of the viticultural ecosystem are reflected in the wines produced.
Located in the small rural municipality of Oquendo, in the province of Álava, about 30 minutes from Bilbao, on a 10-hectare farm divided into 7 micro-plots. Located 250 meters above sea level, it is protected by mountains and far from the bottom of the valley, thus protecting itself from the fog and winter frosts, so damaging. 100% of our grapes are indigenous varieties, mainly Hondarrabi Zuri, some Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie (Petit Corbu) and a small plot of Izkiriota known as Gros Manseng.
Selection by parcels, harvest by hand in small boxes, second selection on the table and cold maceration prior to gentle pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature, inert, stabilized and microfiltered process.
Clean and bright. Straw yellow color with green tones. Intense varietal aromas, with notes of white fruit, (pear and apple), citrus, (grapefruit) and stone (peach). Fresh in the mouth, tasty, balanced, long and persistent aromatic finish, with slight bitter and mineral notes of a varietal character and marked by the cultivation soil.
SERVICE AND PAIRING
Serve cold, in the glass, at about 8-10ºC, it is ideal to combine with sashimi, and sushi, rare fish and cold seafood. For contrasting pairings, the Gorgonzola and Cabrales type cheeses are interesting.