Markesaren Lurra Basque Cider Oiharte
Harvest of the organic apple orchard, planted in the lands of La Marquesa, in Zerain.
Markesaren Lurra is an ecological cider from the Oiharte farmhouse, made from apple trees planted next to the cider cellar. The apples used to make this special cider are: Txalaka, Gezamiña, Urtebi Haundi and Txikia. The cider is grown in lees from the previous harvest, and in terms of its characteristics, it has a lot of color and flavor, a cider with great body and character.
The meaning of the name is the Land of the Marquis, because that was the name of the lands of the Oiharte apple orchards. They were the lands of the Marquis of Segura a few centuries ago. In that time the peasants exploited the lands of the Marquis and in return gave them the products that were produced there.
Nutritional information and allergens:
|Average values per 100 g||Allergens|
|Energy value||50 kcal/209 KJ||-|
|Protein||0,0 g||Contains sulfites|
Oiharte has all the soul and the charm of the 18th-century farmhouse, but it boasts all modern amenities after being refurbished and converted into country holiday accommodation in 2002. The new cider brewery, equipped with the latest technology, stands next to the house. It is approximately equidistant from Bilbao, Pamplona, Donostia/San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the heart of Goierri, in Zerain. Nature lovers in search of peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful corners of the Basque Country will find a welcoming family atmosphere in Oiharte.
- It is recommended to keep the natural cider in a cool place, at about 14-15ºC. At temperatures that are too high or too low, the cider can lose its properties sooner.
- To consume the Basque natural cider, it is recommended to cool it in the refrigerator and take it out 5 minutes before consumption. The ideal temperature to taste it is between 10-13ºC.
- We open the bottle and to serve the cider, we can use the pourer cork that some bottles have or attach a traditional pourer to it.
- We serve the cider at about 15 cm. from the glass, and a little less than the wine glass. We can consume the cider both in a fine and long glass or in a wine glass. The first choice will help us to enjoy a quicker drink, since by pouring it we will have the natural carbon from the cider. In the second one, we will better appreciate the aromas of the product and by serving it at a shorter distance, we will be able to enjoy a more leisurely drink.