Arabako Txakolina – Alava’s Chacolí

In the Arabako Txakolina – Chacolí de Álava Certificate, the autochthonous Ondarribi zuri and Ondarribi beltza grapes varieties are especially noteworthy, giving the resulting wines fresh sensory characteristics that are highly appreciated by consumers.

Its colour goes from pale yellow to straw yellow, with possible bubbles. Fruity aroma, with nuances of herbs and flowers. Fresh in the mouth, with slight acidity, and persistent flavour. Ideal for aperitifs and to accompany cheeses and white fish, at 8 ° C and 10 ° C. It must be pointed out that the main white grape variety is Ondarribi Zuri, but Petit Courbu, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, and Chardonnay are also authorized.

This type of wine is pink of different colour-schemes and it may have bubbles. It also has a medium intensity fruity aroma with notes of flowers and herbs. Its flavour is fresh, acid, and persistent. Great companion of cheeses, at 8-10ºC.

Red picota cherry color, with violet tones, and bubbles. Its smell is intense and vegetal. Fresh and acid taste. It is a great idea to accompany it with meat and vegetables, at 10ºC. The main and only authorized grape variety is the Ondarribi Beltza.

Yellow, of different tonalities, limpid and bright. Its aroma is intense, fruity and toasted because of the wood, which also influences the taste of the wine. To combine with vegetables, fish and seafood at 9ºC.

Viñedos de Chacolí de Álava

According to historical references, in the ninth century txakolí was already elaborated in the Ayala valley. This was an expanded activity in the region during the following centuries.

However, when the 19th century came, and as happenend in a large part of Europe, vineyards suffered the attack of oidium, filoxera and mildiu plagues, so the production area was considerely reduced. thus, already in he 20th century the winemakers of the region joined efforts in order to achieve the resurgence of their wines. It was reflected in the certificate of origin of Arabako Txakolina-Txakolí of Álava-Chacolí in 2002.

The production area includes the municipalities of Amurrio, Artziniega, Ayala, Laudio and Okondo, in the province of Alava. Consequently, the vineyards are located in limestones lands and exposed to a climeate fundamentally Atlantic.

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Consejo Regulador de la DO “Arabako Txakolina-Txakolí de Álava-Chacolí de Álava”
c/ Dionisio Aldama nº 7 · 1º D
01470 – Amurrio (ÁLAVA)
Tel: 656 789 372
Fax: 945 39 37 86
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