K5 Argiñano

K55 Hondarrabi Zuri Sobre Lias Getariako Txakolina – 2019

Region: Spain - País Vasco

K5 Argiñano

Bodega K5 Argiñano is a modern vineyard estate located on a hillside near the Basque village of Aia at 1000 feet above sea level overlooking the Cantabrian seaports of Zarautz and Orio. Founded in 2005 by Spanish celebrity chef Karlos Argiñano and four partners, the objective is to showcase the noble and age worthy quality of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and its ability to produce extractive, super-dry, mineralic whites worthy of the finest table. The ultra modern, gravity-flow bodega (designed by the famous architectural firm Alonso & Balaguer) is ideally matched to its environment and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and seacoast. Thirty-eight acres of Hondarribi Zuri are dry farmed in slate and granite soils with yields limited to under 2 kilos per vine. To compensate extremely low pH levels, the wine is aged six months on the fine lees for complexity.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards near the Basque village of Aia, overlooking the Cantabrian seaports of Zarautz and Orio, D.O. Getariako Txakolina.

  • Altitude: 300 meters
  • Vineyard Area: 15 Ha
  • Soils: Shale, delaminated slate, granite
  • Vine Training System: Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested with careful berry selection
  • Prefermentation maceration for 8 hours
  • Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts
  • Aged 11 months on lees in temperature controlled tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Crystal clear, with pale greenish yellow and lemony sparkle. Intense aromas of reineta apple, clear mineral notes typical of the terroir. White flowers such as chamomile and citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon stand out, with a salted background that binds it to the Cantabrian sea. Its fyull mouthfeel makes it a round and glyceric wine but with the fresh and Atlantic character of the txakolis. The acidity makes it an ideal wine to store and enjoy with aging in the bottle for at least 10 years.

Pairs well with seafood and fish (turbot, tuna), sushi, foie gras, to white and red meats.

Wine Summary

100% Hondarrabi Zuri; alcohol: 12%; estate vineyards near the Basque village of Aia near the Cantabrian Sea, D.O. Getariako Txakolina at 300 meters; soils of shale, laminated slate and granite; hand harvested with strict berry selection; 8 hour cold soak; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts; aged 11 months on lees at controlled temperature.

Technical Information
  • 100% Hondarrabi Zuri
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Total Acidity: 8.17 g/l
  • pH: 3.0
  • Residual Sugar: 1.29 g/l

General Info

REGION País Vasco
APPELLATION D.O.C. Getariako Txakolina
PROPRIETORS Karlos Argiñano
and four partners
WINEMAKER Lauren Rosillo