The meaning of the Basque word Terlegiz is sanctuary for bees. Also is it the name of the neighbourhood where Oxer’s father was born and where the vineyards are located.
Region: DO Bizkaiko Txakolina, Spain
Production 3600 Bottles
Wine maker notes: MARKO TERLEGIZ is Oxer’s most edgy, crunchy, mineral expression of a Bizkaiko Txakolina. The most strictly selected grapes from slate soils, fermented in foudres, with 6 months lee contact, result in a most expressive age-worthy wine that is meant to keep for eternity.
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 textured topsoil over limestone subsoil, with patches of schist.
The wine ferments 100% in foudres, using indigenous yeast. After fermentation the wine remains a minimum of 6 months in contact with the lees.
Grape Variety/Blend:35% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu), 35% Hondarribi Zuri (Gros Courbu). 30% Izkiriota Txikia (Petit Manseng).