Izar Leku 2017

Basque Country



“… It’s super tasty, with depth and complexity, quite surprising for such a young wine, sharp and long. What makes it stand apart from the majority of sparkling wines is the salinity. Really surprising! 13,000 bottles produced.”

This new rating place our IZAR-LEKU as the best sparkling from the area in The Wine Advocate-Robert Parker.







Izar-Leku Brut Vintage is a sparkling wine made by the traditional method with the Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza varieties in the Basque Country by Artadi.

Artadi, one of the great Spanish wineries, came into being in 1986 out of the desire of a group of wine growers from the Rioja Alavesa to produce authentic wines with a distinctive character. Headed by Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, they joined forces and 30 years later they’ve become a group with three quality wineries: Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi in Laguardia (Rioja Alavesa), Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu in the D.O. Navarre and Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé in the D.O. Alicante.

Izar-Leku Brut Vintage originated on vineyards located in the town of Zarautz (Guipúzcua), set on slopes of clay soil with slate and basalt. They’re vines of the native hondarribi zuri and hondarribi beltza varieties, which are cultivated using respectful agriculture and the grapes are harvested manually and placed in 10 kg boxes.

At the winery, Izar-Leku Brut Vintage is made using the traditional or Champenoise method. Firstly, the grapes macerate in the cold for 24-48 hours and then, pressed, they ferment in stainless steel tanks for about 10 days at a constant temperature of 16ºC. The base wine remains there on its lees for 6 months. Then the tirage is carried out for subsequent bottle fermentation and remains in stacking for 30 months. Finally it’s disgorged without adding expedition liquor.

Made with the typical txacolí varieties, Izar-Leku Brut Vintage is a sparkling wine whose name means „the place of the stars” and which surprises due to its freshness, acidity and minerality.

  • Kolor: White Sparkling
  • Region: Basque Country
  • Pojemność: 0.75l
  • Zawartość alkoholu: 12,5%
  • Rocznik: 2017
  • Producent: Artadi
  • Szczep: 50% Hondarribi Beltza, 50% Hondarribi Zuri
  • Dojrzewanie: sparkling wine packed with natural energy which after a long ageing in bottle produces a wine with great aromatic complexity and an attractive distinct saline minerality.
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