DOMAINE BOUSQUET CHARDONNAY RESERVE, TUPUNGATO

£16.95

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VITICULTURE

Hailing from Carcassonne, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza to explore both vineyards and wineries in 1990. Seven years later, they bought a parcel of land and planted their first vineyard. Third generation, Anne Bousquet and her husband Labid Al Ameri, a successful trader with Fidelity in Boston, 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.
The estate consists of 240 hectares of vineyards situated in the Andes foothills at an altitude of 1200 meters/4000 feet above sea level. Along with being one of the highest vineyards in the world, the unique cool nights and constant breeze allows the production of ripe and well nurtured grapes producing quality wines.
Domaine Bousquet is Argentina’s largest producer and exporter of organic wines. They are dedicated to farming organically while improving the land’s biodiversity. They believe that the healthier the vineyard, the better the fruit and, as a consequence, the wine. Some of their practises includes: No synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers; water shortage programme & treatment facilities; organic garden supplies their menu at Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia restaurant in Mendoza; gentle handling of the fruit at the winery.

They are also certified B Corp. B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. As a result, Domaine Bousquet is now committed to continuous improvement in these fields and will be assessed and verified every three years.

Summary
240 Hectares
1200 to 4000 feet high
Sandy soil
Organic
Vegan

WINEMAKING

Fermented in contact with American Oak and aged for 6 months.

OAK TREATMENT

6 months.

TASTING NOTE

Grapes for the reserve range are sourced their best plots with low yields. Aromas of green apples, lemon, lime, nectarines, peach, with a hint of pineapple and white flowers. Creamy on the palate with a delicious combination of vanilla and pastry. Medium-bodied, well-balanced with a persistent finish. Received 90 points from James Suckling.

FOOD MATCHING

Pork, poultry, rich fish and vegetarian.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

Blend: Chardonnay
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw top
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for vegans: Yes
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: No

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