It is well known that wine sparks passion in people and more than 100 different wines from different origins can be found on our varied wine menu. At the same time, throughout the restaurant´s history we´ve always made an effort to include on our menu natural products from our own harvests, among those we can mention:
- "Txakoli Aspaldiko" from our own vineyards with "Bizkaiko Txakolina" as the denomination of origin.
- Wines from up to 40 different vineyards varieties and the possibility of wine tasting on our menus.
- Oil from our own olive grove with 10 types of olives (possibilities for a demonstration of production).
- Home-made liquors.
Wine is nowadays a cultural and gastronomic value; in our vineyards Aspaldiko has produced 40 different grape varieties. We are talking about the outcome in the elaboration of grapes (winemaking) with maceration, pressing, decanting, etc.
Wine contains more than a thousand substances, most coming from the grape itself, others form winemaking, while others disappear, such as vitamin C. Wine contains between 75% to 90% of water. Wine second most important component is ethyl alcohol. Sugar content can range from 2 grams in very dry wines to 300 grams per liter in the very sweet.
Throughout history wine has been used not only as a stimulant but also as a medicine and basic food. In general, we can say that regular and moderate wine drinking can prevent coronary heart disease and contribute with other factors to a long life.
Wine spread throughout the Roman Empire and during the last 2.000 years; there are many references in earlier civilizations, such as in nomadic peoples from 6,000 to 7,000 years ago. There are also references in Egyptian and Greek culture.
Grapes different characteristics are due to the different varieties of vineyard and depending on the area, temperature, amount of sun, soil type, etc.
Among the different varieties, we will mention the contribution of our vineyards with a plantation consisting in 40 varieties that we believe are among the top 40 grape varieties.
To present this tasting we chose 14 varieties divided in two groups:
- Hondarribi-zuri (txakoli).
- Sauvignon blanc.
- Cabernet sauvignon.
- Pinot noir.
(“tinta de toro”, fine red wine, local red wine or cencibel).
The red wines shown belong to 2009-2010 harvest and had no contact in its container with anything that may have varied its natural flavor.
Content in all wines exceeds 50% of the variety which defines them. White wines belong to 2010-2011 harvest, these wines are all natural and may be called living wines that keep active all natural essences, these wines will be named: