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Ilarria Irouleguy Rose 2022Regular price $28.00 Save $-28.00
Variety: Tannat and Cabernet Franc
Domaine Ilarria, whose name derives from Iri (site) larria (land) in the local Euskara (an ancient language spoken exclusively in this region), takes respect for terroir to the next level. Isolated from the rest of the world by the Pyrenees mountains. Peio inherited the land from his parents who inherited it from their vigneron parents, and has winemaking in his blood. Before taking over the family estate in 1988, winemaker Peio Espil did stints in Bordeaux and Jurancon, but could not stay away from the Irouleguy region for long. Upon his return, he painstakingly terraced the limestone rich hills in order to better make use of the steep terrain.
This rose has some weight and is often compared to other roses from the south of France, like the world famous style of Tavel. Eric Asimov of the New York Times often calls out this bottle for both its value and its versatility.