The history of Bodega Batgara begins through the friendship between a restaurateur and a farmer, connoisseurs of the terroir and lovers of the vineyard. Located in the Alava town of Lezama, under the D.O. Arabako Txakolina, has more than 6 hectares of vineyards located 350 meters above sea level. An Atlantic climate with high rainfall and moderate temperatures, which together with the orography of the terrain (surrounded by the Gorbea Massif and the Sierra Salvada), provides landscapes of plains with alluvial meadows and others of soft hills between pine forests and centenary oaks.
A dry winter, followed by a wet spring and a hot summer. The 2017 vintage was marked by the frosts at the end of April, leaving the vineyards with 20% of its production. This allowed a good maturation.
Own vineyards worked under a viticulture of minimal intervention and reasoned. The plots are located at 340 and 400 meters of altitude, in Lezama within the Ayala Valley and with a clay-calcareous and clayey soil with sand stone.
100% manual in 15 kg boxes. Harvest in the second half of October.
Low performance vertical pressing (60% max.). Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Vinification of plots and varieties separately with six months of permanence on the lees.
Bright straw yellow color. Aromas of pineapple, orange, hay … In the mouth it is round, with volume, a slight flavor of tropical fruits, ripe apple, … and an acidity that gives it freshness. Mineral and elegant.