Domaine Bousquet

By nou­ris­hing the land and trea­ting it with res­pect, we know that the land will give us back its finest fruits.” –  Anne Bous­quet

In recent years wine­ma­kers have been making huge invest­ments in Tupun­ga­to to take advan­ta­ge of the sky-high alti­tu­de.  Twenty years ago, befo­re all the big names, it was Jean Bous­quet that had the vision to plant vines in Gual­ta­llary Valley in the Tupun­ga­to dis­trict near the Chi­le bor­der of Argen­ti­na.  Today Domai­ne Bous­quet is one of the best and lar­gest pro­du­cer of orga­nic wines in the region.

Taking over the reigns from her fat­her, Anne Bous­quet is CEO and Co-Owner of Domai­ne Bous­quet, she along with her hus­band Labid al Ame­ri run the winery. Anne Bous­quet grew up in a wine­ma­king family and had always had hands on expe­rien­ce in wine­ma­king from the young age of 10.  In 2009 Anne and Labid moved to Tupun­ga­to and two years later Jean reti­red. For more back­ground, click here to read my pre­vious arti­cle on Domai­ne Bous­quet.

Anne Bous­quet & Labid al Ame­ri have made a huge com­mit­ment to orga­nic agri­cul­tu­re, and to impro­ve the bio­di­ver­sity of their land. At Domai­ne Bous­quet, they con­si­der that the healt­hier the vine­yard, the bet­ter the qua­lity of the gra­pes and, the­re­fo­re, the wine.  The belief is that when the vines are grown orga­ni­cally they tend to pene­tra­te dee­per into the soil, and deli­ver more aut­hen­tic fla­vors of the terroir. Hen­ce you find the orga­nic wines of Domai­ne Bous­quet express the purity, inten­sity and cha­rac­ter of their terroir.  Domai­ne Bous­quet wines are some of the most awar­ded orga­nic wines of the world.

During the sum­mer months we want to sip clean, crisp, orga­nic, fresh wines.  With long hot days, whet­her you are on the beach, by the pool, on a pic­nic, hos­ting a bar­be­cue, or simply sit­ting out on the patio; Domai­ne Bous­quet wines are the per­fect choi­ce.

Domai­ne Bous­quet Sau­vig­non Blanc 2019 (SRP $13.00)

Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc

Made with orga­nic gra­pes from dif­fe­rent regions of Valle de Uco and own vine­yards loca­ted in Alto Gual­ta­llary, Tupun­ga­to at an alti­tu­de of 1200 meters abo­ve sea level, one of the hig­hest in Men­do­za.

This refres­hing 100% Sau­vig­non Blanc is light yellow in hue.  Nice aro­ma­tics of lime and apple.  Per­fect for sum­mer sip­ping with its fresh crisp aci­dity.  The wine will pair well with a light sum­mer salad or gri­lled fish.

Domai­ne Bous­quet Rosé 2019 (SRP $13.00)

Domaine Bousquet Rosé

Sum­mer is the sea­son to drink pink and clean.  The Domai­ne Bous­quet Rosé gets you into the sea­son with its gor­geo­us pale pink hue.  The orga­nic gra­pes are a blend is 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Tem­pra­ni­llo, 10% Pinot Gris, and 10% Viog­nier.  The nose reminds you of a sum­mer gar­den, with hints of straw­berry, lemon, and flo­ral notes.  Crisp, clean and balan­ced on the finish.

This is a ver­sa­ti­le and food friendly rosé.  It will pair great with bar­be­cue pork,  ham­bur­gers, pas­ta salads, char­cute­rie and a fes­ti­ve chee­se board.

Domai­ne Bous­quet Vir­gen Orga­nic Red Blend 2018 (SRP $13.00)

Domaine Bousquet Virgen Red Blend

This is Domai­ne Bousquet’s first natu­ral wine, with no sul­fi­tes added, made with USDA-cer­ti­fied orga­nic red gra­pes. The Vir­gen 2018 is a new level of dedi­ca­tion, the purest expres­sion to date of the winery’s Tupun­ga­to, Uco Valley terroir.

Vir­gen is a blend of 35% Mal­bec, 35% Caber­net Sau­vig­non and 30% Caber­net Franc.  The wine has a deep rich vio­let hue with notes of black­be­rries, rasp­be­rries and spi­ce.  The medium bodied pala­te lea­ves you with a long fruity finish.

During the sum­mer months, I love to drink natu­ral wines.  They are light, clean and fresh.  The Vir­gen is great for  sum­mer bar­be­cues and for enter­tai­ning.   The beau­ti­ful label is a great con­ver­sa­tion star­ter.  Pair it with roas­ted pork or ham­bur­gers.  Ser­ve just slightly chi­lled.

** Wines recei­ved as media sam­ples.  All opi­nions are my own.**

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