New wine list means “new” wines (or at least ones coming out from hiding in the basement) like this one 2014 Irouléguy from Domaine Ilaria. All the nice Dark savory Tannat mixed with the freshness of the Cabernet Franc and just a touch of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit that have been harmonized and mellowed by age makes for some cozy midwinter drinking on chilly nights. It won’t be long before JC has too many “tastes” and it’s all gone though.
“In the vineyard
Total area: 10 hectares
Soil: limestone hills
Grape variety: 40% Tannat, 45% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
yield: 30 hl / ha
In the cellar
Vinification: Natural without any addition of oenological products.
Aging: wine lees for 18 months, alternating between stainless steel vats and barrels.
Peio Espil took over his family's estate in Irouleguy at the end of the 1980s after staying at La Tour Blanche in Sauternes and Domaine Cauhapé in Jurancon.
It adheres to a strictly organic mode of agriculture with a focus on biodiversity in the vineyards, the overall health of the soil being its number one concern.”
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“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.”
In today’s bid to distract from *the news* (don’t look at my Twitter feed = much ranting) I bring you the incredible interior of Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste in St Jean-de-Luz. Louis XIV and Marie-Therese of Spain got married there, ending years of conflict between the two countries. This, and many other interesting facts about this gorgeous Basque town coming soon to a @thetimestravel
section near you (not sure when, actually, but #buyapaper
anyway, help us all). #distraction #dontmentiontheBword #stjeandeluz #frenchbasquecountry #louisxiv
Surfing in Europe has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Huge thanks to @bestwestern
for helping me check it off the list! The #BWKemaris
is only a few minutes walk from the beach and many of the best bars, shops and restaurants in town. Can’t wait for my next adventure with BW! #ad
If I could give you any advice it would be to travel. Not only because you discover beautiful places, but also because you discover how beautiful life is itself.
San Juan de Luz, France. 📸: @mr._ford
It’s been amazing to partner with @bestwestern
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They took the hassle out of booking in another country and I can’t wait to discover new places where there’s always a @bestwestern
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We enjoyed a couple wildly beautiful sunset surfs in the Basque Country this week.... I had a play with some footage on my new software, in the second video Kayla turns into the Hindu God Ganesh