Domaine Arretxea Hegoxuri Blanc is a biodynamic white wine made by Domaine Arretxea with the Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Petit Courbu varieties in the AOC Irouléuy, in the French region of Aquitaine.
Located in Irouléguy, in the Aquitaine region, Domaine Arretxea, which means “house of stone”, is run by Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who took on the family estate in 1989 and have made it one of the best representatives of this region’s wines. They produce biodynamic wines with a very original expression.
Domaine Arretxea Hegoxuri Blanc is made from 5 hectares of vineyards lying on terraces and slopes at the foot of the mountain. The vines have been certified organic since 1998 and are now also biodynamic. So no chemicals are used and all treatments are organic and plant-based. The harvest is carried out manually taking into account lunar phases.
In the winery, the Domaine Arretxea Hegoxuri Blanc grapes are gently pressed and the resulting must spontaneously ferments in concrete tanks. The wine spends a minimum of 12 months there. Finally the wine is bottled without being filtered.
Domaine Arretxea Hegoxuri Blanc is an exceptional cuvée that is completely unique. An energetic and impressively spicy white wine that will develop well in the bottle for a long time.