Alava, the Basque country’s southern inland province, is mainly known for its red wines produced in vineyards which fall within Rioja DOP. However, in 2001 it also registered a chacolí denomination called, in Basque, Arabako Txakolina.
In 1989 an agreement was signed by the Diputación Foral de Alava and the half-dozen remaining producers to recover chacolí production in the Comarca de Aiara. By the year 1999-2000 there were 50 hectares of vineyard, thirty three producers and their joint production had risen to 80,000 litres of wine. The DO was awarded in May 2001.
The main authorized grapes are the white Hondarrabi Zuri and red Hondarrabi Beltza, along with Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Petit Corbu.
Consejo Regulador DO Chacolí de Álava-Arabako Txakolina-Txakoli de Álava
C/ Dionisio Aldama, 7 1ºD
Tel.: +34 656 789 372