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White wine 2014 D.O. Arabako Txakolina Uno, País Vasco (Euskadi), Spain

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #BGo-L14/04/2015

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Last reviewed: 12 July, 2016

Wine-growing area (Txakolina in Basque) in the Basque region of northern Spain, north of Rioja and close to the French border. It consists of three parts. These are the DO Chacolí de Alava (in Basque Arabako Txakolina), classified as recently as 2001, with 75 hectares, the DO Chacolí de Guetaria (in Basque Getariako Txakolina) with 175 hectares and the DO Chacolí de Vizcaya (in Basque Bizkaiko Txakolina) with 195 hectares. Until phylloxera, there were still over 1,000 hectares of vines here. The vineyards on clay, limestone and chalk soils are tiny and widely scattered. There is abundant rainfall, but also plenty of sun, and the vines are raised on...

Historical landscape on both sides of the Pyrenees on French and Spanish territory with a very independent population (around 600,000 in Spain and 90,000 in France), which is very tenacious in its culture. The Basque language (Euskara) is the only non-Indo-European language in Europe (although it has developed quite differently in the two countries). The two appellations Béarn and Irouléguy are located in the French area. In the north of Spain this is one of the 17 regions (Spanish País Vasco, Basque Euskadi = collection of the Basques) directly on the French border. In former times the Gascony in southwest France was...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

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