MARKO Gure Arbasoak 2018
DO Bizkaiko Txakolina
Varieties: 40% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia, 30% Hondarribi Zuri, 20% small Izkiota.
Production: 8000 bottles.
MARKO Gure Arbasoak 2016 was made to show the potential of the region ́s grapes when picked later and vinified as a still wine. The outcome is a more mature and serious style Txakoli.
The vineyards are located in the village of Kortezubi, a little old town in Bizkaia, famous for its prehistoric caves which form a Unesco World Heritage Site. The vineyard soil is composed of calcareous clay.
Spontaneous fermentation (indigenous yeasts), without filtering or clarifying. The wine then spends ten months in contact with the fine lees (barrel and tank), using the bâtonnage which gives it extra character.
A very fresh wine dominated by citrus fruit, green apple and herbaceous aroma ́s (bay leave, fennel). The wines finishes with a mouthfilling softness caused by the time spent on its lees.
What ́s in a name
The Basque have great respect for nature and also for the houses they live in. They even give them names. Marko is the name of Oxer ́s family house, which is surrounded by the vineyard used for this wine.
Residual sugar 0 g/l