A mighty wine from Malbec, Argentina's flagship vine. Bousquet's Gran Malbec grows in the Uco Valley in Mendoza/Argentina and has been organically grown there since the vines were planted in 2000. The sandy clay soils with limestone there are ideal for viticulture. The constant wind from the Andes prevents rot and vine diseases, which is ideal for organic cultivation, as there is hardly any treatment anyway.
The Gran Malbec of the Domaine Bousquet has plenty of power and fullness, and the ten-month barrique aging in French wood refines this wine, so that wine critic James Suckling gave it a 92 /100 points (for vintage 2020), an extremely high rating in this class. The Bousquet family planted the vines as high as possible (at around 1200m) so that the aromas of the grapes could benefit from the cool nighttime temperatures. A great wine at a great price. Must try it.
|Optimal drinking:||now through 2028+|
|Analysis Data:||14.5% alc. vol., 2.0 g/l residual sugar. 5.4 g/l acid|
|Ageing:||10 months in French oak barrels|
|Grape varieties:||85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah|
|Ratings:||92/100 James Suckling (vintage 2020)|
|Type:||dry red wine|
Bottled by: Domaine Bousquet; Ruta 89 S/N km 7, Tupungato CP (5561)
Mendoza, Argentina. Importer EU: Wijntransport BV, NL-5961 NG Horst
Product from Argentina - contains sulphites. Organic wine AR-BIO-154