A North Star with a Cantabrian nerve
At Itsasmendi, we practice sustainable viticulture aiming to integrate the vineyard harmoniously into every ecosystem and, as a result, nature gives us grapes with a distinctive quality.
Ongoing study of the ecological variables has led us to discover diverse specific situations in the vineyards.
Placing special emphasis on this richness provided by the natural environment and our vinicultural philosophy, the originality of Artizar lies in having the freedom necessary each year to choose small areas and vinicultural details that are at times imperceptible, so they can express themselves to the full in this new Txakoli.
Itsasmendi Artizar 2012
2012 was very warm, even leading to water stress in the driest plots. Due to this, for the manufacture of this vintage we turned to cooler vineyards, of the second week of maturation where the full winemaking potential of the area was better expressed. Shale and marlstone land that has provided us with a Txakoli that is wild, fatty and complex, with a great longevity.