According to historical references, in the ninth century txakolí was already elaborated in the Ayala valley.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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