Soft and seductive, ripe fruit, silky tannins, clean acidity, perfectly balanced with hints of smoky oak
Drink this wine with 'pata negra' serrano ham, red meat stews or spicy pizza.
In 1998, after buying a parcel of land, he moved from France to the foothills of The Andes. The vineyard is located in Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza at an altitude of 1200 meters (4,000 feet) above the sea level, making it one of the higher altitude vineyards of Mendoza and the world. The vineyards are blessed with cool nights and a near constant cool breeze, the idyllic conditions for ripe grapes and excellent wines.
The result is wines that are naturally elegant with incredible color, beautiful fruity driven character, good structure with velvety style and a perfect sugar/acid balance. Approachable young, the wines reward further aging. The wines continue to receive accolades from the International Wine Press.
The estate consists of 240 hectares (500 acres) in Tupungato, Uco Valley (Mendoza). The area has idyllic wine-growing conditions. The vineyard is situated on the foothills of The Andes at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, which is among some of the highest worldwide and within the highest in Mendoza. Due to its location, Domaine Bousquet’s vineyard benefits from a cool climate and constant fresh air.
Organic vine roots penetrate deep through the soil, where they absorb trace minerals that help to give wines their authentic regional taste. For this reason, organically grown grapes can express the purity and intensity of the varietal character and the terroir where it comes from.