La Cave des Vins de France EUR 16.40 750ml
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Domaine Arretxea Irouléguy Hegoxuri 2006

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A small six-hectare domaine entirely planted on south-facing terraces. Michel and Thérèse practise sustainable viticulture throughout their vineyard & use biodynamics in particular on the plot where they grow white grapes. The Hegoxuri, made from 70% Gros Manseng, 20% Petit Manseng & 10% Petit Courbu, given a forty hour maceration & partially fermented in barrique, is remarkable from its golden straw colour to its subtle nose where white flowers mingle harmoniously with extremely fresh exotic fruits. As for the Tannat-rich reds 4-5 week macerations, repeated pigeages and long elevage in oak with lees-stirring make for strong yet harmonious wines. The ripeness of the grapes emerges in crystallised black fruit scents & a full palate perfectly structured by tasty tannins. Haitza and Hegoxuri? Sounds like a couple of Verdi characters that wandered into a Wagner ring cycle and started mixing it with the Valkyrie.

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A small six-hectare domaine entirely planted on south-facing terraces. Michel and Thérèse practise sustainable viticulture throughout their vineyard & use biodynamics in particular on the plot where they grow white grapes. The Hegoxuri, made from 70% Gros Manseng, 20% Petit Manseng & 10% Petit Courbu, given a forty hour maceration & partially fermented in barrique, is remarkable from its golden straw colour to its subtle nose where white flowers mingle harmoniously with extremely fresh exotic fruits. As for the Tannat-rich reds 4-5 week macerations, repeated pigeages and long elevage in oak with lees-stirring make for strong yet harmonious wines. The ripeness of the grapes emerges in crystallised black fruit scents & a full palate perfectly structured by tasty tannins. Haitza and Hegoxuri? Sounds like a couple of Verdi characters that wandered into a Wagner ring cycle and started mixing it with the Valkyrie.

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