Domaine Arretxea

Hegoxuri Irouléguy Petit Courbu Blend

9.081 ratings
9.131 pro ratings
Irouléguy, Pyrénees-Atlantiques, Southwest France, France
Petit Courbu, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2019 vintage. Biodynamically farmed. Mainly Gros Manseng, with one third Petit Manseng and just a tiny percentage of Petit Courbu. Initially a bit shy, but growing on me. Ripe mirabelle prunes, rosemary and flowers. In the mouth it combines concentrated yellow stone fruit with flinty acidity. Long mineral finish with a distinctive saltiness. Intriguing wine that may not be a crowdpleaser, but it has tons of personality.

2019 vintage. Biodynamically farmed. Mainly Gros Manseng, with one third Petit Manseng and just a tiny percentage of Petit Courbu. Initially a bit shy, but growing on me. Ripe mirabelle prunes, rosemary and flowers. In the mouth it combines concentrated yellow stone fruit with flinty acidity. Long mineral finish with a distinctive saltiness. Intriguing wine that may not be a crowdpleaser, but it has tons of personality.

Feb 12th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Deep yellow in the glass with yellow orchard fruits, berries and exotic citrus on the nose. Green plum, apricot, gooseberry, husk cherry on the palate, just ripe fruits with a grapefruit pith finish. Textured but dry and sharp, lacks seduction. Story may change in a few years.

Deep yellow in the glass with yellow orchard fruits, berries and exotic citrus on the nose. Green plum, apricot, gooseberry, husk cherry on the palate, just ripe fruits with a grapefruit pith finish. Textured but dry and sharp, lacks seduction. Story may change in a few years.

Oct 24th, 2021
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