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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.
NV Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut $17.99/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 soft, forward and toasty sparkler, with nice medium-weight pear, brioche and biscuit hints.
2015 Domaine Bousquet Gaia White $15.99/bottle
88 Points Wine Spectator
Aged in stainless steel tanks, this is 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Gris, 15% Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers floral notes to the rich flavors of ripe apple and baked pear, accented by buttery details. Hints of tropical fruit show on the snappy finish.
2014 Domaine Bousquet Malbec Reserve $15.99/bottle
Spent 12 months in French oak and 12 months in bottle prior to release. A blend of 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah this wine is rich and finely textured, with unctuously fruity flavors of dark cherry, Christmas pudding and olive that are supported by firm tannins. Bittersweet chocolate details show on the fleshy finish.
2014 Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red $19.99/bottle
Aged in 100 % french oak for 10 months, this is a blend of 50% Malbec with 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is perfumed and fruit-driven, quite straightforward, with judicious oak, sweet fruit and a soft texture with round, fleshy tannins, moderate acidity and juicy fruit. 92Points Wine Enthusiast
2012 Domaine Bousquet Ameri Single Vineyard Red $29.99/bottle
Aged for For 15 to 18 months in new French oak, this is a blend of 65% Malbec 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah 5% Merlot. Rich, berry, cola, coffee and toasty black-fruit aromas get this blend off to a nice start. Flush and fruity on the palate, this offers black cherry, cassis, toast, black pepper and herbal flavors. A forward, hard-driving finish is lightly medicinal in flavor. Drink through 2022.