Marko, Oxer Bastegieta 2019

€15,00
91 bod. - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Oxer Bastegieta je baskijski proizvođač koji svoje vrijeme dijeli između porodične vinarije u apelaciji Bizkaiko Txakolina (u blizini Bilbaa) i njegovih vrlo personalnih vina u Rioji. Sezonski putnik, Oxer je u vino ušao 1999. godine kada ga je otac zamolio da napravi txakoli koji će biti poslužen u porodičnom restoranu. Sljedeće godine kupio je svoj prvi vinograd. Nazvan El Artillero (artiljerac), veoma stara parcela koja se nalazi na 600m u Elvillaru, u Rioja Alavesi. Sada posjeduje ukupno 4,8 hektara vinove loze, i sve je staro između 80 i 110 godina. U ranim četrdesetima Bastegietov pristup vinu nekonvencionalan je i personalan, a to je vidljivo i po njegovim upečatljivim, jedinstvenim vinskim etiketama koje svoju inspiraciju uzimaju iz pjesama, pjesama i slika.
Baski izuzetno poštuju prirodu i kuće u kojima žive. Čak im i daju imena. Marko je ime porodične kuće Oxer, koja je okružena vinogradom koji se koristi za ovo vino. Samo je 9.000 boca proizvedeno od  ove mješavine. 60% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia i 40% Hondarribi Zuri. To je zreliji i ozbiljniji stil Txakoli sa ležernim i malo reduktivnim karakterom ozbiljnog bijelog vina. Sadrži note zrelog žutog voća i okruglo nepce sa oporim ukusom.

 

91 points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Oxer Bastegieta is a Basque producer who divides his time between the family winery in the Bizkaiko Txakolina appellation (near Bilbao) and his highly personal wines in Rioja.  A seasoned traveller, Oxer got into wine in 1999 when his father asked him to make a txakoli to be served in the family restaurant.  The following year he bought his first vineyard. Called El Artillero (The Gunner), a very old plot located at 600m in Elvillar, in Rioja Alavesa. He now owns a total of 4.8 hectares of vines, all between 80 and 110 years old.  In his early forties, Bastegieta’s approach to wine is unconventional and personal and this is visible in his striking, unique wine labels which take their inspiration from poems, songs and images.

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.  Only 9,000 bottles are producer of this blend of – wait for it – 60% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia and 40% Hondarribi Zuri.  It is a more mature and serious style Txakoli with a leesy and slightly reductive character of a serious white wine.  It has notes of ripe yellow fruit and a round palate with pungent flavours.