Domaine Arretxea

Hegoxuri Irouléguy Petit Courbu Blend

9.078 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
Irouléguy, Pyrénees-Atlantiques, Southwest France, France
Petit Courbu, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Bouquet of citrus, rocks and spring meadow. Palate opens with a spritz of mouth puckering lemon and adds apple cider, baking spice, marzipan, white flowers and fennel to the mix. Bangin’ but could use a few years for the raging untamed acidity to settle down. Note—this is actually mostly Gros and Petit Manseng in case you’re a stickler for indigenous Basque grapes

Bouquet of citrus, rocks and spring meadow. Palate opens with a spritz of mouth puckering lemon and adds apple cider, baking spice, marzipan, white flowers and fennel to the mix. Bangin’ but could use a few years for the raging untamed acidity to settle down. Note—this is actually mostly Gros and Petit Manseng in case you’re a stickler for indigenous Basque grapes

Feb 1st, 2020
Antonio Gianola

An epiphany in a glass. Rich, waxy and viscous palate, nutty with juiced limes and peach segments, an insane salty finish that goes on for 60+ seconds.

An epiphany in a glass. Rich, waxy and viscous palate, nutty with juiced limes and peach segments, an insane salty finish that goes on for 60+ seconds.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Emmanuel Cazes

Sec, minéral, de la profondeur. Un 2012 qui a besoin de s'ouvrir, et qui finit par être franc et droit.

Sec, minéral, de la profondeur. Un 2012 qui a besoin de s'ouvrir, et qui finit par être franc et droit.

Oct 17th, 2015
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.5

High acid, ripe and nutty

High acid, ripe and nutty

Aug 2nd, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Stunning and very individual stuff bringing a waxy mid-palate complicated by high pitched, tart stone fruits and defined mineral accents, finish lengthy and fresh with freshly squeezed lemon juice flavors. Versatile and utterly complex yet likeable.

Stunning and very individual stuff bringing a waxy mid-palate complicated by high pitched, tart stone fruits and defined mineral accents, finish lengthy and fresh with freshly squeezed lemon juice flavors. Versatile and utterly complex yet likeable.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Jessica Senning

Sommelier Restaurant Trattoria Popolare, Writer Dinvinguide.se/Rosemary and the Deerhunters, Taster Aperitif horeca magazine

8.7

Brilliant yellow color with a slightly medicinal nose. The taste however is clear, crisp and filled with peach, elderberries and white chalk. It belies it's 14% alcohol and leaves pleasant and lingering aftertaste

Brilliant yellow color with a slightly medicinal nose. The taste however is clear, crisp and filled with peach, elderberries and white chalk. It belies it's 14% alcohol and leaves pleasant and lingering aftertaste

Apr 28th, 2015
Rachel Merriam

Wine Director Casa Mono

9.1

Hug in a glass

Hug in a glass

Feb 12th, 2015
Francoise Gouges

Purity, polish and generous, oily delicious and mineral, fab fiish

Purity, polish and generous, oily delicious and mineral, fab fiish

Nov 28th, 2014
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.6

geek town aka awesome autumn white wine. come and get her by the glass tonight! @oppx southeast

geek town aka awesome autumn white wine. come and get her by the glass tonight! @oppx southeast

Nov 6th, 2014
Jessica Hereth

Sommelier/Wine Director Olympic Provisions

9.5

Rainy day waxy whites are perfect in the cold season

Rainy day waxy whites are perfect in the cold season

Oct 24th, 2014