DOMAINE BOUSQUET Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
DOMAINE BOUSQUET Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 is made from organic grapes from own Estate vineyards located in Tupungato (Uco Valley), at an altitude of 1200 (4000 feet) above sea level, which is one of the highest points in Mendoza. It is 100% Pinot Noir and aged in French oak for 10 months and 6 months in the bottle. Aging Potential: for 5-6 years aging in correct storage conditions.
Beautiful, bright, ruby red Pinot Noir that has benchmark red cherry, red plum and smoky aromas and a ripe, soft red fruited palate. Made by a Frenchman in Argentina it has Old World class with New World generosity. It is both fermented and aged in French oak and this gives the wine real roundness and the structure that makes it such a good food wine.
The Bousquet Family, who hail from the southern French city of Carcassonne, have a long history and prestigious wine making tradition. In the constant struggle to produce wines of a superior quality, Mr. Jean Bousquet was determined to find the best place to continue the family’s decades long tradition. In 1990 Mr. Bousquet first arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. Upon discovering the unique characteristics of the region, its soil, it’s high altitude, it’s terroir, Mr. Bousquet was convinced he had found the ideal location for his winery. 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 main objective of Domaine Bousquet is to combine the European Elegance in winemaking style with the prefect cool climate and terroir of the Uco Valley in Argentina. 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.