Serious Txakolina from the Arabako DO (Álava in Spanish), where bubbles are considered taboo. Organically farmed and naturally made by Juanjo Tellaetxe, on land his family has owned since time immemorial. Juanjo’s vineyards are located in the village of Artomaña in the Ayala (Aiara in Euskara) municipality of Álava. Juanjo’s goal is to produce “honest wines with a deep, local character… avoiding manipulation and masking”. His dedication to Tantaka is second only to his first devotion, his role as priest in the local villages.
Tantaka Txakoli Blanco 2021
100% Hondarrabi Zuri from 12-year-old vines in Juanjo’s 4 small family plots totaling 4.6 hectares. Harvested by hand.
Winemaking: A gentle pressing, spontaneous fermentation, and aged on the lees for 5 months in stainless steel of 2,500L. Bottled May 26, 2022.
Production: 900 cases
Peñín 92 - Tantaka 2021
From the Tantaka Wines winery that perfectly represents the D.O. Arabako Txakolina. It is made with the white variety Hondarrabi Zuri and you can find in it aromas of fine lees, white fruit and good acidity.
Color: Bright straw. Nose: Fine lees, white fruit. Palate: Full-bodied, rich, long, good acidity.