From the DO, Getariako Txakolina, Gaintza is a family run wine producer that was established in 1923 by Jose Antonio and is located in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. Jose Antonio first purchased vineyards with the intention to make wines to share with his family, but later began to sell his wine to friends and people living in the surrounding villages. Jose Antonio’s son, Joxe, continued wine production and fought to improve quality of Txakoli during a time when the wine had a poor reputation. Today, four generations later, Joseba runs the property. Gaintza have 25 hectares under vine in Getaria, a small town known for making traditional rather than modern Txakolis. The sloped vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay are planted with Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Gros Manseng. Hondarrabi Zuri is another name for Corbu Blanc, a white variety also planted over the border in Jurançon, while Hondarrabi Beltza is a black skinned grape variety that shares the same DNA parentage as Cabernet Franc. The Gaintza white is a blend of all three of these grape varieties, giving the wine complexity, fruit and acidity.
Pale yellow with greenish reflections. Presence of very fine bubbles due to the production process. Combination of clean aromas with herbaceous notes. The aroma of white fruit such as green apple stands out and presents a background of lemon citrus. Explosion of freshness and intensity. Light bubble tip and highly integrated acidity. The palate is pleasant, providing a fresh sensation with citrus notes. It is a traditional and authentic wine. It has a light alcohol content with balanced acidity and great expression. From the best vineyards in the region comes this wine, the most expressive of the winery and with an unmistakable personality of salinity and Atlantic influence.