45% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu), 45% Hondarribi Zuri (Gros Courbu) and 10% Izkiota Txikia (Petit Manseng).
Production: 5300 bottles
MARKO GURE ARBASOAK is a hand-made selection of the best grapes from the best and oldest vines of the property. In this way the character of the grape and the soil can be perfectly expressed.
DO Bizkaiko Txakolina. 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.
Half of the wine is fermented in 500 litre French oak barrels and half in stainless steel tanks. After spontaneous fermentation the wine is aged for 8 months in contact with its lees. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
Marko edición especial shows aroma ́s of ripe apple and pear. The barrel fermentation and bâtonnage add smoky and yeasty complexity as well as creamy texture. A pleasant dry and mineral finish.
What ́s in the 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.
Total acidity (in tartaric acid) 7,65 g/l
Marko Gure Arbasoak 2016: 93 points – Guía Peñin 2019 Marko Gure Arbasoak 2015: 91 points – James Suckling 2016