Vintage 2020

Malbec Dulce, Domaine Bousquet HB

Domaine Bousquet
Product Code: JB20ZZDB

Tasting Notes

This wine has a deep violet color, almost black. On the nose, intense aromas of ripe cherries, blackcurrant, chocolate, and coffee notes. On the palate, it`s sweet with chocolate notes, jams, plums, with soft tannins and a persistent finish.

Profile

Malbec
18
ARGENTINA
6
Cork
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            [Notes1] => Opaque violet, almost black.  Intense, rich aromas with blackberry fruit, blackcurrant, chocolate and coffee notes.  Ripe plum, marmalade notes and chocolate on the full bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long finish.

"Showing berry and cassis flavors, and bright acidity, this silky Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon comes with a dash of French elegance and just a
touch of oak. The wine is a testament to its Argentine heritage and the
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            [Notes2] => The estate consists of 240 hectares in Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley (Mendoza). The Malbec grapes for this wine come Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary on a soil of gravel and sand. The altitude, in the foothills of the Andes, is 1200 meters and this location provides the vineyards with a cool climate and constant fresh air. Rainfall averages only 200mm per year and so the vines are irrigated by a drop-by-drop system using Andean mountain run-off. The pH of the water is low resulting in higher acidity in the grapes as well as more colour. The desert-like climate has a huge 15° C day/night temperature differential. The grapes are left on the vine until the end of April and until much of the water content has evaporated, thus concentrating the sugars and acidities. Farming is organic and harvesting is done by hand.
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contact with French oak for 6 months."			
			
			

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Producer >

Back in 1990 when Frenchman, Jean Bousquet, arrived on holiday in Argentina, there wasn’t a vine in sight in the Gualtallary Valley in Mendoza, as it was deemed to be too cold for viticulture. Nor was there any water above ground, electricity or roads but in Bousquet’s mind, with the region’s sunshine hours and cool nights, he had found the ideal terroir in which to produce high quality wines from organically grown grapes. Today, the vineyards cover 240 hectares, primarily on shallow alluvial soils of sand over limestone. Rainfall is very low but with abundant water from the Andes, a drip irrigation system ensures the vines get just enough. Harvest takes place by hand and after destemming, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and cement tanks with the Premium Varietal range being also aged in tank and the Reserve and Gran Bousquet ranges in French oak barrels.

Viticulture >

Own Vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary. By the foothills of the Andes at 4000 ft. altitude. The vineyards enjoy a marked thermal amplitude. Gravel and sand Soil.

Winemaking >

Harvest by the end of April when the grape have begun to dehydrate. Fermentation in French oak barrels for 30 days. Alcohol is added to stop the fermentation. Second maceration of 3 months and 12 months aging in second-use French oak.

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