Domaine Bousquet Organic Chardonnay (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2021

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Sub-Region

    Uco Valley

  • Grape

    Chardonnay

  • Farming Method

    Organic Learn More

  • ABV

    13%

  • Food Pairing

    Chicken TacosScallopsSeafood

The Bousquet family originally hail from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France.  In 1990, third-generation winemaker Jean Bousquet, took a trip to Argentina and fell in love with the Gualtallary Valley; a scenic, remote, arid terrain high in the Tupungato district of the Uco Valley in Argentina’s Mendoza region, close to the border with Chile. The location is ideal for organic viticulture.

Bousquet’s daughter, economist Anne Bousquet, and her husband Labid Al Ameri, a successful trader, found themselves increasingly drawn to the cause, including the opportunity it offered to put their shared philosophy on sustainability into effect. After a 2002 trip to Argentina, the couple began to invest in Domaine Bousquet. In 2005, Al Ameri joined his father-in-law full time, helping with the construction of the winery. Anne continued her work as an economist, before joining the company in 2008. In 2009, the couple moved to Tupungato full-time, assuming full ownership of Domaine Bousquet in 2011.

Today, Domaine Bousquet produces 4 million liters a year and export 95% of its volume to more than 50 countries. 

Tasting Notes

Light yellow with green shades. On the nose, it presents aromas of tropical fruits with citrus and floral notes. On the palate shows concentrated notes of peach and green apple with fresh acidity.  It is ideal to drink as an aperitif and with seafood, fish and goat cheese.

Method

Domaine Bousquet’s premium varietal series comprises a blend of estate and purchased fruit from vineyards at the foot of the Andes in the Uco Valley. The three main factors differentiating these vineyards and their terroir are: the near constant breezes from the Andes to the west which help mitigate heat-stress in this desert-like climate, with its huge day/night temperature differentials, the sandy soils result in low fertility for desirable vine stress and yet are permeable for good drainage. In addition, the prevalence of groundwater, with rainfall averaging a scant 8-inches or less per year, groundwater from Andes snowmelt is vital to irrigate the vines drop-by-drop. In addition to the unique terroir- Roots of organically-grown plants penetrate deeper, absorbing trace minerals that give wines their authentic local taste.  

This Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel, undergoes contact with lees and is 100% un-oaked. 

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