18 Mar The Regulatory Council and the Rotary Club of Bilbao select the Erdikoetxe txakoli from Lezama for a charity campaign
Leioa 03-17-22 The Regulatory Council of the DO Bizkaiko Txakolina, together with the Rotary Club of Bilbao, selected the txakoli Erdikoetxe, from the winery of the same name in Lezama, to, through its marketing, raise funds for a new vaccination campaign against polio. The selection tasting took place yesterday at the Bizkaiko Txakolina headquarters in Mendibile Jauregia.
Since 2015, the Rotary Club has been selecting a txakoli from Bizkaiko Txakolina for sale with the aim of raising funds for its annual polio vaccination campaigns that are carried out in third world countries.
The Tasting Panel was made up of six sommeliers who are members of the Bizkaiko Txakolina Qualification Tasting Committee and linked to quality gastronomic projects: Iñaki Suárez, from the Patxi Larrotxa restaurant in Bilbao; Nerea Cuenco, from the Sikera restaurant, in Barakaldo; Look at Yubero, from the Azurmendi restaurant in Larrabetzu; Sergio Mujico, from the Mina restaurant in Bilbao; Asier Dañobeitia, from Basterra Vinoarte and Atarrabi from Sondika; and José Mari Agirre, from La Roca restaurant in Bilbao, and a member appointed by the Rotary Club: winemaker and communicator from the world of wine, José Ignacio Junguitu.
As an act prior to the proclamation of the selected txakoli, José Ignacio Junguitu also led a tasting of different styles of txakoli for 22 people who attended the event.
A total of 16 txakoli brands from Bizkaia were presented, which honored the high level of quality of Bizkaiko Txakolina, forcing the members of the tasting panel to work hard to make their selection.