Domaine Ilarria Irouleguy Rouge 2015

Domaine Illaria is a six hectare (15 acre) domaine is located in the village and appellation of Irouleguy. More specific, the estate is 7 miles from the Spanish border in France's Basque region. This area of France is a land of mixed agriculture, where raising sheep or growing peaches and apples is as prevalent as cultivating vines. Vineyards lie on the lower slopes of the mountains, planted at between 200 and 480 metres. The soils consist of limestone, clay, red sandstone, slate, and gravel. Domaine Illaria farms organically on steep terraced vineyards.