Looking for a perfect pair of wines to take along to your next picnic? Look no further than Domaine Bouquet’s Sauvignon Blanc and Rose wines from the latest vintage. This Argentine duo are made from organically grown grapes, in vineyards situated within the high altitudes of Mendoza’s Uco Valley. Produced by the Bousquet-Al Ameri family, the winery has made wines for the past 15 years.
First established by Jean Bousquet, Anne Bousquet took over in 2011, joined by her husband Labid Al Ameri. The husband and wife team brought in consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs to improve their viticultural practices in 2015 and are presently working on their newest planting project, which features Grenache and Cabernet Franc.
However, their overarching goal is simply stated by Anne, “We just want to make the finest wines possible and sell them at prices people can afford.” What more could you want?
Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Tupungato Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, $13.00
A pronounced nose of tropical fruit, citrus and pineapple, with a dry palate of fresh fruit and a slight herbal note. It is easy to drink (perhaps a bit, too easy? 😊), and very refreshing with long length.
Domaine Bousquet Rosé 2019, Tupungato Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, $13.00
A blend of 45% Malbec, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Pinot Gris, this rosé is pale salmon in color. It is dry on the palate, with ripe raspberries, cherries and a hint of herbs, with medium acidity, medium body and long length.