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2019 Irouléguy Rosé

Domaine Arretxea

What a surprise, finding such a lovely rose in such an unlikely place. Well, it does heat up down there in the Basque country, doesn't it, and sometimes they might need cooling off.
     This rosé accomplishes two things rarely accomplished in the galaxy of rosés. One, it is flavorful without heaviness, and two, it is lively without too much acidity. Plus, it is bone dry, and the blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc provides new flavors to pass by your taste buds. See if they don't appreciate it.

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Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc
Country: France
Region: Southwest
Producer: Maison Arretxea
Vineyard: 1.2 ha, 7-15 years
Soil: Sandstone, Limestone
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Southwest

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Tucked away beneath Bordeaux and buffeted by the Pyrenees to the south, this expansive region of France, commonly known as the Southwest, is home to a diverse number of viticulture and gastronomic traditions as well as cultures. Though Cahors might be the most well known (and easiest to pronounce) appellation from the Southwest, the importance and influence of French Basque culture cannot be underestimated. Irouléguy, the primary appellation of the Basque region of France produces full-bodied, hearty red wines, produced from Tannat grape (known for its tannic qualities). Dry whites from Irouléguy are also produced from Petit and Gros Manseng. Northeast of Irouléguy is the sweet wine-producing appellation of Jurançon. These moelleux wines made from Petit and Gros Manseng have a storied history in France, from being the first wine region to have a vineyard classification, which dates back to the 154th century, to being preferred wine of royalty dating back to the 16th century as well as the French poet Colette.

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Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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