D.O. Bizkaiko Txakolina (Basque Country)
Iraun is a white wine from the D.O.C La Rioja produced by Oxer Belastegi in Laguardia, Alava.
Oxer Bastegieta is a winemaker who began to produce Chacolí at the family winery in Kortezubi, a small Basque town close to the Urdaibai natural park. He first moved to Rioja to study a masters in oenology and viticulture, where he fell in love with the landscapes of the Rioja Alavesa. He then set up residence in Laguardia in 2009 where he began to inspect the vineyards and began to produce wines from the zone.
Iraun is a white wine that comes from a single plot of vineyard, situated on the same estate as Artillero. The plot used is home to the Viura grape variety. The vineyard is planted in calcareous-clay soils, with a low yield of 1300kg per hectare, worked organically.
The winemaking process for Iraun completely takes place in (500litre) new French oak barrels, where it ferments and ages for 10 months.
This white wine offers a great aromatic complexity which will evolve in an exceptional manner over the years.