Doniene Gorrondona Bizkaiko Txokolina 2019
Gorrondona is viticultor and winemaker Itziar Insausti’s personal mission to show the world that hondarrabi zuri, the indigenous grape of txakoli, can be more than just a lighthearted wine; it can be serious, multifaceted, and truly world-class. She has achieved this goal by being a pioneer in the Bizkaiko Txakolina appellation since 1994, where she has invested an incredible amount of time, persistence, and monetary sacrifice in the form of lower yields to create something truly distinctive. She farms as organically as each vintage allows, with low intervention in the winery, low sulfur, and by always fermenting with indigenous yeasts from her mountainside vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay in one of the most gorgeous natural vineyards in Spain.
Doniene is made with 100% Hondarrabi Zuri, straw yellow in colour with a green iridescence. Subtle and complex varietal aromas of apple, citrus, herbaceous tones like fennel and some minerality. Broad, viscous and round. Long with a slight bitter finish - very characteristic of the variety.