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 vineyards are located on a clay loam topsoil over limestone subsoil. Slate can be found in some parts.
70% of the wine is fermented in 500 litre French oak barrels and foudres, and 30% in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, using indigenous yeast, the wine is aged for 9 months in contact with its lees. Finally the wine is bottled unfiltered.
Character (notes from producer)
Marko Gure Arbasoak shows aroma ́s of ripe yellow apple and pear, as well as herbaceous and floral notes. The barrel fermentation and bâtonnage add smoky and yeasty complexity as well as creamy texture. A pleasant dry and mineral finish.
\What ́s in a name?
Gure Arbasoak is Basque for ‘our ancestors’. It represents the respect for the ancient Basque culture. The frase on the front label comes from a Basque witch spell. Baga, Biga, Higa. Ikimilikiliklik, Izan Ontsa! (One, two, three, abracadabra, be
Country: Spain Region: Bizkaiko Tzakolina
Vintage: 2019 Alcohol: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Price Per Litre: € 34.66
Allergies: Contains Sulphites*