Oxer家族1999年開始在法定產區DO Bizkaiko Txakolina 釀造葡萄酒，葡萄園靠海。歐拾酒莊釀造的Ｍarko酒款名字來自於家族居住的房子，Marko也是莊主父親的暱稱，是酒莊種植Txakoli葡萄藤的創始人。Oxer釀酒師全心專注在他的葡萄樹和葡萄酒事業，注重每一個環節，對於未來藍圖也具有非常好的前瞻性，日新月異。他獨自將自家的葡萄園接管下後，尊重自然，使用原生葡萄品種Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia（Petit Courbu）與Hondarribi ZuriGros( Courbu) 混釀出等級最高的Txakoli（巴斯克地區的國民白酒，每餐必配），酸度鮮明爽口，果香自然奔放，讓許多人都不敢相信西班牙葡萄酒能有如此優雅的骨感，有別於在地其他酒莊的做法，還特別釀造晚採收甜酒，奇特的昆布與水果、蜂蜜味滿盈，讓晚採收葡萄酒原本的高貴又在多添上一層神秘。
Oxer always wanted to make wines in La Rioja Alavesa and in 2005 he moves to Laguardia convinced of the uniqueness of the area. In 2009 he makes his first wine with grapes purchased from the growers in the area (grapes from old vineyards). The experiment succeeds. He falls in love with this region and its stunning vineyards. Oxer then decides this is the place where he wants to settle and further express the art of winemaking. Relatively new to the region, but already enjoying national and international recognition.
Convinced of their singularity, Oxer invests each cent earned in buying old plots. Artillero is one of these beauties: 98 years old, located in Elvillar (La Rioja Alavesa) at 600 metres altitude and creator of the white Iraun and red Artillero. This is only just the beginning. Oxer is in continuous search for old jewels. A visionary man with a plan: achieving immortality of his wines.
The vineyards in La Rioja Alavesa are worked organically following the principle of regenerative agriculture. Man and mule work the land with great care and respect for the old vines. Different kinds of European oak are being selected for each and every single wine, and barrels and foudres are tailor-made accordingly (Francis and Stockinger). Even naming and labelling are carried out with minute detail for meaning and symbolism, expressing oxer´s universe.
All the meticulous work in vineyard and winery culminates in extremely fresh and elegant wines. These are the characteristics Oxer strives for in all his wines.
Old vines, only natural acidity by picking early, little extraction, spontaneous fermentation and fermentation and ageing in a mix of vessels (stainless steel tanks, concrete egg, amphorae, foudres and oak barrels different sizes) all contribute to achieving this fine wine profile.
“Wines to drink and to store. All human wisdom for the soft scent of wine” - OMAR KHAYYAM
The vineyards are located in Kortezubi, a small town near the Biscayan coast with an Atlantic, humid and temperate climate favoring slow ripening. Rainfall ranges between 1000-1300mm, being the most abundant rainy season in spring and winter.
Shallow and not very fertile soils, slightly acidic and with a clay loam texture, on limestone rock and marl, sloping and with good solar orientation.
Always faithful to his idea of vegetation cover in vineyards, biodynamics and permaculture make his txakolis, direct, gastronomic and different wines.
殘糖 | 90 g/l
土壤 | 鈣質黏土
葡萄園名稱 | Kortezubi村莊
平均產量 | 年產1200瓶
酒標上的圖案靈感來自於著名美國詩人Edgar Allan Poe的烏鴉詩《The Raven》: 「And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming .牠的眼神帶了所有惡魔似的迷離」。有別於詩裡的渡鴉，像是一群烏鴉圍繞在Izkiota Txikia葡萄園，酒標上等待的烏鴉人被比喻為晚收葡萄酒緩慢地自成一格的瘋狂，沙漏更象徵對海洋的親近性（葡萄園只距離海邊8公里）
MARKO LATE HARVEST（歐拾晚收）是該地區少數晚熟葡萄酒之一。 Izkiota Txikia堪稱是完美品種，不但能濃縮糖分同時還能保持高度酸度，讓它擁有高品質又芳香甜美。
Location | Kortezubi
Manual late harvest in boxes around November 20. Once the grape is pressed, it ferments.
spontaneously in used French oak barrels. When equilibrium is reached
perfect between alcohol and residual sugar, fermentation stops. The wine ages 10
months with its lees.
Marko Late Harvest express aromas of quince, orange peel, pear, honey and sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger). Full-bodied, well balanced wine with good acidity and a long and persistent finish.
PH值 | 3.2
土壤 | 石灰岩黏土
平均產量 | 年產9000瓶
葡萄園名稱 | Kortezubi村莊
Location | Kortezubi
Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks with its own yeasts. The wine remains
4 months in contact with its lees with periodic bâtonnages that provide greater character.
Fresh and fruity nose in green apple, pear, grapefruit and orange blossom predominate. On the palate the unctuousness of the lees work is noted with a mineral finish of good length.