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When: Saturday, April 21 From 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Theme: Domaine Bousquet
Host: Tim Wilkes, Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Area Sales Manager for 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. Our passion is to produce wines of superior quality and this is what lead us to Argentina to begin a new chapter in the tradition of our wine making.
In 1990, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. We discovered that the region had unique characteristics including the soil, altitude and terroir. Because of these characteristics and qualities, we knew we had found the ideal location for a winery.
In 1997, a parcel of land was purchased and we 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.
Another unique characteristic of the region is the low amount of rainfall (approximately 20 cm a year). This allows us to control the watering of the grapes via a drip irrigation system. The same water that we use on our vines is bottled and sold locally and is one of Argentina’s most popular bottled waters. The quality of the water and our ability to control the watering regime assists in producing grapes with a lower pH which in turn produces wonderfully balanced wines with great color.
The objective of the Bousquet family was to unite our tradition of European wine making with the ideal agricultural conditions in Mendoza. The result of this union are extraordinary wines that boast incredible color, delicious fruity character, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.
2017 Domaine Bousquet Organic Gaia White $15.99/bottle
87 Points Wine Spectator
Aged in stainless steel tanks, this is 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Gris, 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Medium-bodied, with fresh acidity supported by fresh fruit and wet stone flavors. Shows savory accents on the finish.
2017 Domaine Bousquet Organic Rose $11.99/bottle
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, the wine is composed of 50% Malbec and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has an elegant salmon color. The nose shows aromas of red fruits, with hints of plums and fresh cherries. In mouth, the Malbec fruit gives it a light and pleasant sweetness and the Cabernet the structure. It has amazing youth and freshness.
2015 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99/bottle
Spent 12 months in French oak and 12 months in bottle prior to release. A juicy red, offering vibrant raspberry, cherry and plum flavors. Minerally midpalate, with a zesty finish of slate and green herb notes.
2015 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec $15.99/bottle
The wine is composed of 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah, which has been aged in French oak for 10 months and 4 months of bottle aging.
It is a wine of dark violet color with reddish hues. In the nose it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of black currant and plum. On the palate it is a balanced and elegant wine, with pure fruit expression like raspberry, fig, and chocolate. It has a well-defined velvety style, excellent structure and a long finish.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2015 Domaine Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec $19.99/bottle
The wine is composed by 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 5% Syrah. The wine has been aged in new and second use French oak barrels during 12 months and then 12 months in bottle..
Tarry aromas of blackberry and freshly applied asphalt set up a full-bodied palate with sandpaper tannins. Blackberry and toast flavors taste a little burnt, while an oak-based blackened element is present on a stout finish. Drink this blocky and lusty Malbec through 2023.