The Ioritz Bat Gara was produced in the 2018 vintage which was marked by the frosts at the end of April, leaving the vineyards with 20% of normal production, biut grapes that were harvested were in amazing, concentrated condition. Skin contact, whole grape ferment in open chestnut barrels. Post alcoholic ferment and a gentle pressing the wine aged for 20 months in firstly chestnut barrels and later in Hungarian oak barrels.
Created in 2012, a Priest, a restauranteur and a rancher (not the start of a joke…) wanted unique wines that represented the altitude of their vineyards, and to obtain the maximum potential of the varieties with which they work: Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia and small amount of Riesling. With reduced yields per hectare, half that allowed for the DO, minimal intervention, and fermentation with indigenous yeasts, they are achieving great things. These wines are pure, punchy and interesting, representing a new story of Txakoli.