The Butroi txakoli winery was formed in 2012, the result of the union of 4 families, three of which had long been making their txakoli in their private wineries, Etxebarria, Sasine and Oletxes, and a viticulturist.
These families have been making txakoli traditionally for several generations. They had limited means but based on their knowledge and tenacity they have maintained the tradition of making txakoli in Bizkaia. Fathers and mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers have been the guarantors that currently 4 families have embarked on this project. What they have received from their ancestors they want to pass on to their daughters and sons.
The BUTROI winery manages 13 hectares of its own vineyards and maintains contracts for the supply of raw materials with winegrowers.
The main white grape varieties are the Hondarrabi Zuri and the Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu). They also grow the varieties Mune Mahatsa (Folle Blanche), Izkiriot (Gros Manseng), Riesling, … … As for the red variety, the majority is the Hondarrabi Beltza.
Vine plantations are located in Larrabetzu, Lezama, Zamudio and Gatika.
With the grapes we collect from our vineyards, some of them the oldest from the winery located in the Bizkaina town of Larrabetzu, we make this characteristic txakoli.
Viticulture techniques according to the Integrated Production standards defined by the Kalitatea Foundation of the Basque Government and the phytosanitary recommendations and notices issued by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. With all this we intend to respect the environment of our vineyards as much as possible, emphasizing a respectful management of the natural environment. The concept that we defend is to care for and pamper the land that we have inherited from our ancestors to transmit it in the best conditions to our descendants.
Txakoli Sasine is a fresh wine on the palate with a subtle aromatic intensity, with fruity notes and white flowers, which make it an ideal aperitif and accompaniment to all kinds of seafood, grilled vegetables and Asian-inspired food.