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Chacolí

Wine growing area (Basque Txakolina) in the northern Spanish region Basque country in the north of Rioja and near the French border. It consists of three parts. These are the DO Chacolí de Alava (Basque Arabako Txakolina) with 75 ha, the DO Chacolí de Guetaria (Basque Getariako Txakolina) with 175 hectares and the DO Chacolí de Vizcaya (Basque Bizkaiko Txakolina) with 195 hectares. Before the phylloxera there was over 1,000 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards on clay, lime and chalk soil are tiny and widely spread. There is a lot of rainfall, but also a lot of sun, the vines are on pergolas behaved. More than 80% sour, low-alcohol white wines with natural carbonic acid from Hondarribi Zuri (synonym of several varieties; see under Hondarribi Beltza ) with small portions of Petit Manseng. Petit Courbu. Gros Manseng and Folle Blanche vinified. The red wine is produced from Hondarribi Beltza.

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