D.O. Bizkaiko Txakolina
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 winery’s vineyards.
55% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu), 40% Hondarribi Zuri (Gros Courbu) and 5% Izkiriota Handia (Gros Manseng).
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 has a shallow, slightly acidic clay-loam textured topsoil with limestone subsoil.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks, using autochthonous yeasts. The wine then spends four months in contact with the lees using bâtonnage which gives it extra character.
Produced / Year
A very fresh wine dominated by fresh citrus and green fruit (lime, green apple, pear) and a defined herbal touch (bay leaf). The wines shows a mouthfilling softness caused by the time spent on its lees, and has a salty finish.