Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine) 2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine) 2017

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color: Red
  • Organic
  • 12 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A lovely cuvée of pure Tannat, from the most important domain in the Basque country. Remarkably aromatic and balanced, with a pleasant freshness, delicious aromas abound (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice). More info

On the nose, this cuvée has rich aromas of red fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant), as well as peppery, liquorice notes. On the palate, there is a pleasant freshness, suppleness and palatability, as well as a lovely structure. This wine can be drunk today – after aeration -, otherwise cellar for 8 to 10 years. It marries perfectly with duck in black cherry sauce and Sarladais potatoes. The grapes are picked by hand and destemmed before undergoing natural fermentation and maceration for three weeks. The wine is then matured on its lees in concrete vats for 18 months.

Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 15°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Grillades, Baron d'agneau aux herbes, Canard braisé aux petits pois.

Lot presentation
Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine)

Cuvée presentation

On the nose, this cuvée has rich aromas of red fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant), as well as peppery, liquorice notes. On the palate, there is a pleasant freshness, suppleness and palatability, as well as a lovely structure. This wine can be drunk today – after aeration -, otherwise cellar for 8 to 10 years. It marries perfectly with duck in black cherry sauce and Sarladais potatoes. The grapes are picked by hand and destemmed before undergoing natural fermentation and maceration for three weeks. The wine is then matured on its lees in concrete vats for 18 months.

Information about domain Arretxea

Located in Irouléguy, in the heart of the Basque country, Domaine Arretxea (literally “the house of stone”) has been managed by Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous since 1989. This family-owned property, belonging at one time to grandfather Michel, spreads over 8 hectares. They grow Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, and Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Courbu for their whites. The domaine has been certified organic since 1998 and is now also biodynamic. Domaine Arretxea has come to be one of the best representatives of this region’s wines.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
  • Country/Region: South West France
  • Appellation/Wine: Irouléguy
  • Producer/Owner: Arretxea (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 15°
  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 8
  • Intensity: Classic
  • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 70% tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% cabernet sauvignon
Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine)
Irouléguy Tradition Arretxea (Domaine)

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