95% Hondarrabi Zuri and 5% Gros Manseng from estate vineyards located in Hondarribia, a picturesque fishing village in Basque Country to which the Hondarrabi grape owes its name. The tiny Getariako Txakolina D.O. (only 430 hectares planted, shared by just a little over 30 wineries) was created in 1990.
The grapes are destemmed and crushed with a soft pressing. The must is cold settled at 8 – 10ºC. The resulting wine is stored in tanks at a low temperature while maintaining the naturally occurring carbonation. After a gentle clarification and stabilization, the wine is sterile filtered and bottled at a low temperature.
About the Producer
Saline was founded in 2011. They own 17 ha of vineyards at the foothills of the Jaizkibel Mountain in Hondarribia.
Vineyard: The vines are trained double Guyot and are planted on a deep rock sub soil with a clay-marl top soil.Vineyards are managed in an environmentally respectful manner.
Winemaking: The grapes are fermented and aged in the new state-of-the-art winery. Soft pressing with settling in stainless steel tank at low temperatures while preserving natural levels of CO2. Sterile fining and filtration at low temperatures.