Overview The Wine
In the late seventeenth century in the neighborhood of the flower Otxaran (in the encartado municipality of Zalla, Vizcaya), the Laiseka family, ancestors of the current owner, elaborated cider and Txakoli. Juan Laiseka of Rozas, a descendant of the former and his wife Gregoria Carral Bollain, continued to develop during the second half of the eighteenth century in the family home. At that time there were many villages where encartados cider and txakoli was produced to sell and in turn feed themselves, to the point that the Shire Encartada was producing more than 50,000 cans -800,000 1,000,000 liters. Later, in the early twentieth century, Candida Laiseka Carral, daughter of Juan Laiseka, and her husband Augustine Goikoetxea Torresagasti, lifted the house he built a winery, located in what today is the Hall of Tastings of the current Cellar. They formed an inheritance planted vineyard, whose principal was commonly called "French 9".
The current owner of the winery, a direct descendant of marriage Goikoetxea-Laiseka, planted in the 80s a vineyard with varieties Hondarribi Zuri and Folle Blanc, and is in the 90's when he decided to undertake the re-entry into the market, for which rehabilitates the old house and built the current Bodegas Virgen de Lorea, which owes its name to the image of the Virgin and Child, the sixteenth century, which in the past was patron of the village of Zalla, and exposed to worship at the shrine San Juan de Ormaza. In 1995 the own vineyard was expanded with the native varieties and has recently been reattached the old vineyard by a specialized team of international prestige. Currently, Bodegas Virgen de Lorea txakolí produces two brands: Aretxaga and Otxaran Manor, the latter in the white and red varieties, as well as a Txakolí pomace as innovative product.
Folle Blanche, Hondarrabi Zuri
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Straw-greenish yellow, clean, long on the nose, aromas of ripe fruit (melon), citrus (lemon). Tasty, fresh, balanced, fruity, with citrus and bitter notes.
Product size: 750ml