"Domestic consumption low, but there is much scope for export," claimed a winemaker
José Ramón Calvo, winemaker Gorka Izaguirre, tinged later: "This is not an exceptional harvest, is three years that we were horrible compared to climatology. But in 2011 the fall was very gracious and allowed a good maturity and exceptional quality. " Calvo expressed his satisfaction: "Right now we can rub shoulders with the Gipuzkoa in production and quality, no doubt, but they still have more name." Javier Uriarte Uriarte Winery, and Alfredo Egia of Bizkaibarne, were not in controversy and insisted that wines are very different in their development. "We have never felt the poor brother," claimed Egia.
The ambassadors were appointed Vueling CEO, Alex Cruz, the painter Mari Puri Herrero, and the president of the Retailers Association of Casco Viejo Bilbao, Jon Aldeiturriaga. The latter emphasized that txakoli "rivals any European white wine" and that the Basques are "more generous". To Aldeiturriaga, "is much easier to find in bodegas Getaria txakoli Biscay in reverse, by a foolish chauvinism". Calvo also lamented this fact: "Outside is easier. You explain that it is a wine made from an exclusive variety we grow a few madmen in the Bay of Biscay and Germans and Chinese delights. It's terrible that home is where more it costs us. "
That success abroad reiterated what Garikoitz Rios, head of the Bodegas Itsasmendi of Gernika, one of whose wines, the Urezti 2008, recently received the Grand Bacchus Gold Award placing a txakoli Vizcaino in the top six in the world. "Domestic consumption is falling, but there is much scope for export: in the U.S., where more sell in China, Japan, Australia, and also to explore markets, such as South America and Russia," he stressed.