MARKO Gure Arbasoak
MARKO Gure Arbasoak shows the full potential of regional grapes when harvested later and vinified as a still wine. The result is a txakoli with a more serious and mature style.
The vineyards are located in the Biscayan town of Kortezubi, a small and ancient enclave of the Urdaibai reserve, known for its prehistoric caves, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The soil of the vineyard is calcareous clay.
The fermentation of Marko Gure Arbasoak is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts, without filtering or clarifying. The wine spends ten months in contact with the fine lees (barrel and deposit), using the bâtonnage technique, which gives it a special character.
Very fresh wine on the palate, dominated by aromas of green apple, citrus and herbaceous notes (fennel and bay). The time spent on its lees makes the wine finish with an enveloping smoothness.
What keeps your name
The Basques have great respect for nature, as well as for the homes in which they live. They even give them names. Marko is the name of the Oxer family home, surrounded by the vineyard used to make this wine. The MARKO Gure Arbasoak txakoli is a tribute to the Bastegieta family home.
DO Bizkaiko Txakolina
Varieties: 40% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia, 30% Hondarribi Zuri, 20% Izkiota Txikia.
Production Marko Gure Arbasoak 2019: 12,000 bottles.