Luzia de Ripa Txakoli
The blend is 90% Hondarrabi Zuri (aka Petit Corbu,) and 10% Izpiriotza Txikia (aka Petit Manseng.) Sourced from the single vineyard Larrimbe, meaning “my mother’s vineyard,” a fitting name for a parcel that has been handed down from mother to daughter for over four generations. The label speaks to this maternal connection.
Farming here is lutte raisonnée; harvest usually takes place in October, due to the Atlantic’s continental influence. The grapes are destemmed and pressed just minutes after being harvested and then cooled to 50° F. Fermentation takes place in small stainless steel tanks. During fermentation, the temperature is regulated not to surpass 62° F, and lasts 15-20 days, after which the wine is aged on its lees for about 6 months.
Production is around 1600 cases.