%100 Hondarrabi Zuri
The K5 Winery, is located outside of Aia, 9km from Zarautz, and is situated 300 meters above sea level. The scenic view from the winery highlights our surrounding 15 hectares descending down towards the Cantabrian Sea, with a backdrop of the ¨ Raton of Getaria ¨and the quaint fishing village of Orio.
The winery was designed by the architects at Alonso & Balaguer. The building is a perfect compliment to the natural landscape while respecting all of its natural surroundings.
Our vineyards, 100% Hondarribi Zuri, grow at 300mts above sea level in mineral rich soils of chalk, limestone, and shale. The Atlantic climate marks a major character, based on the influences of the Bay of Biscay and the altitude, which provides for higher temperature ranges resulting in better aeration and a natural freshness. For maximum concentration of aromas and flavors, the grape production is on trellises framework while grape yields are kept low with averages between 1.5 and 2.0 kg. These factors are what provide an unprecedented personality to "K5" and "K Pilota" that distinguishes it from other wines.
Friendships between Basques mean gathering around a table for good eating and drinking.
In our case, a tradition of Friday dinner either at different restaurants in the area or in our gastronomic society "Arraldetxiki" Zarautz.
Between jokes and arguments about who cooks better, we discovered the complex world of wine, particularly wine of our land which is made from the indigenous grapes "Hondarrabi Zuri”. It began first as a joke ¨ why not make our own wine?¨.
After much work the dream of five basque friends became a reality, K5 was born.
" The 2010 Txakoli K5 was delicious, light in alcohol with lots of trapped CO2, fresh grapefurit notes and a personality similar to Portugese Vinho Verde. "
"K5 Argiñano 2012 “(100% Hondarrabi Zuri): Pale yellow. Pungent citrus pith and green apple scents, along with suggestions of white pepper and ginger. Fleshy but dry and incisive, offering intense lemon and lime flavors and a deeper note of fresh fig. Shows excellent clarity on the dusty, mineral-driven finish. —90 Points”!"
“Yo les puedo garantizar que si existen 3, 4 como máximo buenas bodegas y buenos vinos de Txacolí esta y este K-5 es una/o de ellos. Guarden un poco de tiempo aún la cosecha del 2010, si es que tienen y para tomar la del 2011, aún se han de esperar ya que este vino tiene una crianza con sus lías en depósitos durante unos cinco meses, nada de maderas que pudieran ensuciar la fruta y la nitidez de esta uva tan clara , tan floral y tan incisiva como es la "Hondarribi Zuri" , al 100% ya que si hay algo que odio es oler un Txacolí que me de notas de Chardonnay o de Sauvignon blanc, eso me parece una aberración."