September Wine Pick: Domaine Bousquet
The Bousquet family hail from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and have 4 generations of history in the winemaking tradition. Their passion is to produce wines of superior quality.
In 1990, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza, Argentina to investigate the vineyards and wineries. They discovered that the region had unique characteristics including the soil, altitude and terroir. Because of these characteristics and qualities, they knew they had found the ideal location for a winery.
In 1997, a parcel of land was purchased and the family relocated from France to the foothills of the Andes. The 110 hectares parcel is located in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 1200 meters (4,000 feet), making it one of the higher altitude vineyards in Mendoza and the world. With cool nights and a near constant breeze, the vineyard is located in a region with the idyllic conditions to produce ripe grapes and extraordinary wines. The result of this union are extraordinary wines that boast incredible color, delicious fruity character, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.
WINE PICKS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
Domaine Bousquet Premium Malbec
Made from organic grapes sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. It is 100% Malbec, and has been in contact with American and French oak during the fermentation and then aged for 4 months in the bottle.
It is a wine of dark violet color with reddish tones. In the nose it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of red and black currants, and plum. The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins. It has an excellent structure, long and persistent finish.
It goes well with red meats, sauces, cheeses and pastas.
Domaine Bousquet Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
Made from organic grapes sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato (Uco Valley) at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. Harvest Process: Manually from the third week of February to middle of March.
Eye: Light yellow color with green hues.
Nose: Rich fresh tropical fruit aromas with citrus and oral notes.
Mouth: Concentrated apple, pear and lime with a slight tone of sweet spice. The finish is clean and fresh with a crisp acidity.
Food Pairing: Ideal for appetizers, seafood and fish dishes.
Domaine Bousquet Premium Chardonnay
Made from organic grapes sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato (Uco Valley) at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. It is 100% un-oaked Chardonnay, the wine has been fermented in stainless tanks in contact with lees to give it a creamy feel to the wine, and then aged for 4 months in the bottle.
It is a wine of bright yellow with green shades. In the nose it presents aromas of tropical fruits with citrus and floral notes. Concentrated notes of peach and green apple with a hint of mild spices are perceived in the mouth. The end is clean with a fresh acidity.
It is ideal to drink as an aperitif and with seafood, fish and goat cheese.