Red Wine Gorka Izagirre Ilun 2019

Red wine from DO Bizkaiko Txakolina. Varietal Hondarrabi Beltza aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

6 Months in tanks
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Hondarrabi Beltza,
Wineries: Gorka Izagirre
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This is a rather uncommon, hence very interesting Spanish red wine from the Basque Country, a land typically known for its white wines.

Produced by bodega Gorka Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre Ilun is a varietal Txakolí red wine made solely from the native red variety Hondarrabi Beltza - a variety which, interestingly, is closely related to Cab. Franc.

Sourced from a 1-hectare vineyard situated in the Bizkaia region and harvested by hand in mid October, the grapes were gently pressed and the vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Once fermentation was completed, Gorka Izagirre Ilun 2019 was aged for 6 months in the tanks before being bottled.

Utterly Atlantic and quite distinctive, this red Txakolí from Bizkaia will pair excellently with fish recipes, cold cuts and white meat.

Only 4,317 bottles produced.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Gorka Izagirre Ilun is medium ruby with a violet hue.


Compellingly fresh and very characteristic, this varietal Hondarrabi Beltza smells of sour cherries and raspberries, with hints of pepper, violets and tobacco leaves.


This wine of bodega Gorka Izagirre is fresh and crisp, but not at all banal, with light to medium body and almost unnoticeable tannins. Herbal and berryish, with a saline and bitter remembrance and an uplifting finish.

Our personal opinion

Both elegant and utterly smashable, Gorka Izagirre Ilun 2019 is a sort of Basque Cab. Franc.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Bizkaiko Txakolina
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Type of ageing Months in tanks
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Hondarrbi Beltza
Pairings Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Fish and gravey, Full salads, Goat cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Grilled whitefish, Hamburgers , Pasta with fish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pickles, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Salads with lite seasonings, Soft cheeses, Soft pasta cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Whitefish salads
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Lively and Fresh
1 Review
Just amazing
The diversity of the Spanish wine landscape never ceases to amaze me. This, for instance, is more Cab. Franc-ish than any Loire Cab. Franc, and more Atlantic than a Finger Lakes wine.
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