Irouléguy: Domaine Illaria - A deep red wine with a bouquet of black cherries and spices with vigorous youthful tannins (reminiscent of young Cornas) and underlying dark fruit flavours.
- Bottle £16.75
- Bottle Case £201.00
A dense, dark, complex, age-worthy, antediluvian offering that is ideal with braised game dishes.
- Bottle £24.75
- Bottle Case £297.00
This organic vin blanc is produced in lamentably small volumes! It has a bouquet of wild herbs and flowers and a savoury palate of russet apples and conference pears with subtle mineral undertones.
- Bottle £18.95
- Bottle Case £227.40
Irouléguy Wine - Buy Wine from the Irouléguy Region of France
Irouléguy is a wonderful, anachronistic viticultural backwater whose isolated location in the foothills of the Pyrenees has helped preserve its traditions and integrity. Small parcels of traditional grape varieties are planted on precipitous slopes and free range cows and chickens wander amongst white-painted stone houses as testament to a long history of polyculture in the region. You won’t find many super-market wine-buyers making a beeline to this Basque bolthole but you will find a handful of dogged vignerons
making characterful wines that are steeped in tradition.
Peio Espil is descended froma long line of wine-makers but he has traveled widely and is a keen practitioner of organic viticulture. He is not afraid to experiment with new technology or techniques but he has a strong sense of history and, unsurprisingly, his wines have a strong sense of terroir – or taste pertaining to location.