Domaine Arretxea

The Arretxea estate, or "House of Stone" in basque language, was originally a family farm, that Michel Riouspeyrous took over in 1989.
The steep slopes of vines facing south, planted in terrasses, are cultivated using the biodynamics technics.
The Estate was one of the pioneers of the rebirth of the Irouleguy Appellation, founded back in the seventies. Thge whites of the Estate are vibrant and profound, as if they were directly linked to their…
own diverse micro-slots: some are made of sandstone, schists and other limestone soils.
The cuvées "Schistes" and "Grès" are built around a squeleton of saltiness and tension: both are made with the grape varieties Petit and Gros Manseng.
This vibrant balance dominates when the wine is young, and when it gains some age: touches of honey and white truffle come enrich the…
tasting experience.
IN red, the Haitza cuvée is dominated by Tannat, and gains in suppleness and greed with each passing vintage.
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