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Egiategia

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A thousand leagues under the sea

The story of Egiategia is surprising. Passionate about vines since childhood, Emmanuel logically became an agronomist and oenologist. After a dense and diverse but already atypical journey in the wine industry, he surprises again by embarking on an individual adventure in 2008. He created Egiategia ex nihilo in virgin vine territory: on the French Basque Coast!

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(64) Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Our story

The history of Egiategia, the "workshop of truths" in Basque, is recent and irrelevant. Everything was based on a strong conviction: to create from a blank page with the freedom of the pioneers of the new wine-growing worlds, a first exploitation on the French side of the Basque Coast. In this perspective, Emmanuel filed in 2007 the patent for immersion and maturing of wines under water. Yes, you read well, underwater! Some of its wines undergo a 2nd alcoholic fermentation in vats immersed at a depth of 15m in the middle of the Bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. At the same time, the first Chardonnay vines planted between the ocean and the mountains in 2009, the dream quickly became a reality and the adventure continued... In 2011, he rehabilitated an old abandoned 17th century building into a winemaking cellar in Socoa.

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"Without dogma, I consider the chain of gestures that lead from the driving of the vine to the elaboration of a wine as a creative process in its own right over a long period of time. The wine is the result, its emerged part and the finally tangible part. It is this result that you can taste, but to fully appreciate it you must also understand the approach, the trajectory, that gave this result."

"I seek to propose wines that challenge to stop time, to allow this ephemeral moment where emotions, sensations, reflections, memories occur. The best thing is to come and see us in Socoa (visits only by reservation), it's one more reason to discover or return to the Basque Coast."

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