Ilarria, Rouge Methode Naturelle 2021Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon 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 is the same blend as its Irouleguy rouge counterpart, but without added sulfites, or sans soufre as the French would call it. The major difference here is that the true form of the wine can shine with nothing in its way to let its evolution shine through.