Domaine Bousquet Malbec Grande Reserve (Organic)

Name: Domaine Bousquet Malbec Grande Reserve (Organic)

Winery: Domaine Bousquet

Origin: Gualtallary, Valle de Uco, Mendoza

Composition: 85 % Malbec, 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Merlot, 5 % Syrah

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Acidity: 5,5 g/l

Vineyard information: Domaine’s own vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, 1,200 meters above sea level with gravel and sand soil

Production: Manual harvest by end of April. Careful hand selection of the cluster and grapes. Cold maceration at 10°C for 72hs to 96hs. Fermentation with selected yeast at a maximum temperature between 25°C and 28°C for 12 days and 20 days of maceration. 100% Malolactic. Aged in French oak for 12 months

Aging potential: 8 to 10 years

Colour: An opaque, almost black violet color

Aroma: Intense aromas with hints of ripe red fruit, plum, blackcurrant, black pepper and hints of candied fruit and jam. It has subtle notes of chocolate, coffee and walnut thanks to a long aging in French oak barrels

Mouth: Velvety in style, with soft and rounded tannins and notes of blackberry, spices and truffle that provide an aromatic complexity with an exquisite finish

Food Pairing: Meats roasted with sauces, cheese and chocolate desserts

Awards: 2016 harvest: 92 pts. Decanter; 94 pts. Descorchados 2018; 2015 harvest: 93 pts. Tim Atkin; 92 pts. Wine Enthusiast; 2013 harvest: 93 pts. Descorchados 2017; 2012 harvest: 93 pts. James Suclinkg; 90 pts. Wine Spectator; 2011 harvest: 91 pts. Wine & Spirits; 2010 harvest: 90 pts. Stephen Tanzer; 90 pts. Robert Parker

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Description

Domaine Bousquet Winery

The Bousquet family originally from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France, has 4 generations of history in the winemaking tradition.  In 1990, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza and discovered the region’s unique characteristics including the soil, altitude and terroir.

Their 110 hectares vineyard is located in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 1,200 m.a.s.l., with cool nights and a near constant breeze, has the idyllic conditions to produce ripe grapes and extraordinary wines.  Another unique characteristic of the quality of the water and the ability to control the watering regime, which allows producing grapes with a lower pH, wonderfully balanced wines with great colour.

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. They are dedicated to farming organically while improving the land’s biodiversity, by nourishing the land and treating it with respect.
Domaine Bousquet’s young wines age gracefully and continue to receive accolades in the International Wine Press. They can be found in over 50 countries around the world.

http://www.domainebousquet.com/

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