TXAKOLI, GASTRONOMY & CULTURAL HERITAGE
THE ORIGIN OF TXAKOLI
HIRUZTA has recovered the centennial tradition of txakoli production and manufacture for Hondarribia, the town which gives its name to the indigenous varieties used to make this wine: Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza. A tradition lost in the 17th century which has been recovered thanks to the HIRUZTA project.
A DREAM COME TRUE
HIRUZTA, the only winery in Hondarribia, is the dream of the Rekalde family. They are so passionate about the world of wine that they decided to set up their own txakoli winery in the most traditional production area in the Basque Country. Today HIRUZTA exports to over 20 countries, with specialised importers placing their trust in the quality of our wines.
HIRUZTAs recovery of the txakoli manufacturing tradition has placed Hondarribia in a significant position on the international wine tourism map. Guided visits, the restaurant and the terrace make HIRUZTA a unique place and a compulsory visit for quality wine and tourism lovers.
EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR - OENOLOGICAL LINE
Since its beginnings, HIRUZTA has followed a serious roadmap with a view to the future. To this end, it has developed a complete oenological project via the manufacture of exquisite txakolis with their own personality.
A clear innovative vocation with a long-term vision endow the project with an oenological line that places its trust in the indigenous grape variety Hondarrabi Zuri. Meanwhile, the Winery assumes its commitment to fostering wine culture via a wide range of txakolis.
Climatology, soils and crop type are critical for HIRUZTAs exceptional terroir. The vineyard surrounding the winery is set in a privileged spot. Since the project conception, a selection of plots has been made in order to attain significant ecological diversity.
Nº of Ha: 17 ha, integrated production.
VARIETIES: Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Gros Manseng.
CROP TYPE: Trellised vineyard.
PLANTATION FRAME: Hondarrabi Zuri 2.60 x 1.20 (3,200 strains/ hectare).Hondarrabi Beltza 2.60 x 0.90 (4,200 strains/ hectare).
SYSTEM OF CONDUCTION: Double Guyot.
ORIENTATION: South, southeast and southwest.
DISTANCE FROM SEA: 500 metres.
TYPES OF SOILS: Loamy clay soils, slightly sandy at the lowest levels, where roots may reach the bedrock. pH = 7.