Txakoli Doniene XX
DONIENE XX is a white txakoli, 100% of the Hondarrabi zuri variety and aged in French oak barrels. We present its characteristics that for various reasons make it special. It is only made in years of good maturation. They selected clusters from the Panadiene, Iturriaga and Artatxu payments, all located in Bakio. The owners of the winery have named this txakoli DONIENE XX, in reference to the twenty years of existence of the DONIENE GORRONDONA winery. It was 1994 when the current owners began their journey in the recovery of the Bakio txakolinera tradition. Therefore, twenty years have passed to produce this txakoli from the 2014 vintage. It was also 1996 when the current owners formally formed a company, and it is twenty years later when they present this very special wine.
About the image: the image on the label corresponds to the painting by Adolfo Guiard called “El Aldeano de Bakio”. The winery has chosen this image for its artistic value. Adolfo Guiard is a classic of Basque painting who brought the novelty of Impressionism from Paris. Born in Bilbao, he lived in Bakio at the end of the 19th century. He painted this painting commissioned by Ramon de la Sota together with “La Siega” and “De promet”. The painting depicting a rural scene in Bakio sparked controversy at the time: it received both praise and criticism about the impressionist style of the work and its use of color. The painting currently belongs to descendants of Ramon de la Sota, who have given it to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, to be temporarily exhibited along with the other paintings in the series.
Once this fact is known, the winery contacted the owner of the painting through the Museum of Fine Arts, who has given the painting for the design of DONIENE XX.
Manual harvest with a selection of well-formed bunches. The grapes enter the winery within a maximum period of three hours and undergo a second selection before destemming. Cryomaceration to obtain the maximum aromatic extraction. Elaboration from tear must, must obtained without pressing the grape. Fermentation with its own native yeasts, aging on lees for three months in tank and aging in French oak barrels for six months. Bottled in September 2017. Subsequent aging in the bottle.
It is recommended to open half an hour before consumption. Straw yellow in color with lemon reflections, its nose is fine and elegant, austere, fresh quince, with hints of green tea and fennel. On the palate it is silky and elegant, highlighting the harmony between acidity, wood and fruity and spicy sensations. The route in the mouth makes the wine very palatable.
Given the great structure of the wine, it goes very well with fatty fish such as turbot or squid. Also with smoked fish, cheese, foie gras and meat dishes. It is not an aperitif txakoli.
Production: 1,200 bottles
Serving temperature: 11º-12 ºC