The Bousquet family originally arrived from Carcassonne and can proudly claim to have four generations of experience in the winemaking tradition.
This first 110 hectare parcel is located in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 1200 metres (4,000 feet), making it one of the higher altitude vineyards in Mendoza and the world. The cool nights and a near constant breeze emphasise the idyllic climatic/terroir conditions that these vines enjoy. In total, the Bousquet estate comprises 240 hectares of vines, all in Tupungato.
85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Vineyards: Own Vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary. By the foothills of the Andes at 4000 ft. altitude.
High altitude grants fresh nights that contributes to preserve fresh fruit flavours and acidity in the grapes. Gravel and sand Soil.
Winemaking: Manual harvest during the third and fourth week of April. Cold maceration at 10°C for 48hs. Fermentation with selected yeast at a temperature between 25°C and 27°C for 10 days and 14 days of additional maceration. 100% malolactic and aged in French oak for 10 months.
Deep Violet colour. Ground-mushrooms and berries aromas. Medium body, soft and silky tannins and a flavourful finish
Barbecued beef ribs and grilled red meat.