Vintage 2015

Gran Chardonnay, Domaine Bousquet

Domaine Bousquet
Product Code: JB25ZZWC

Tasting Notes

With its aromatic intensity, silky palate and refreshing acidity, this 100% Chardonnay is a testament to its Argentine-Andean heritage and the French origin of the Bousquet family.

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            [Notes1] => Yellow with lime green hues.  Good aromatic intensity of tropical fruits, pear, cocoa & vanilla.  Green apples, pear, sweet spice and jasmine on the silky palate with good volume and refreshing acidity.  Oaked and well rounded with lingering caramel on the finish.
With its aromatic intensity, silky palate and refreshing acidity, this 100% Chardonnay is a testament to its Argentine-Andean heritage and the French origin of the Bousquet family.			
			
			
			

            [Notes2] => The estate consists of 240 hectares in Gualtallary, Tupungato, Uco Valley (Mendoza). The Chardonnay 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. Farming is organic.
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            [Notes4] => Yellow with lime green hues.  Good aromatic intensity of tropical fruits, pear, cocoa & vanilla.  Green apples, pear, sweet spice and jasmine on the silky palate with good volume and refreshing acidity.  Oaked and well rounded with lingering caramel on the finish.
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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 >

Thanks to the dryness of the area and its phylloxera-resistant sandy soil, farming organically at Domaine Bousquet from day one was both possible and smart. The three main factors differentiating this virgin vineyard and its 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 dropby- drop. In addition to the unique terroir- Roots of organically-grown plants penetrate deeper, absorbing trace minerals that give wines their authentic local taste. Organic farming is healthier for the environment and, vitally, for the people who tend the vines.

Winemaking >

Hand harvested during March. Clusters are pressed whole at low temperatures. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in oak barrels for 30 days. Aged for 10 months in oak barrels on the lees

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