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.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Vineyards: Own Vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary. By the foothills of the Andes at 4000 ft. altitude. Vineyards located in high areas have a lower temperature, allowing a better development of quality white grapes. Gravel and sand Soil.
Winemaking: Hand harvested during the first week of February through the first week of March. Fermentation in oak at a temperature between 15°C and 17°C for 15 days. Aged for 6 months in contact with oak and lees.
Bright yellow colour. Impressively ripe fruit aromas with peaches and nectarines notes. Smooth and flesh palate with a fruity character and medium body.Vegan.
Lemon rind, rich lees and hints of pastry and gingery spice. Medium-to full-bodied and crisp, with light, elegant flavors. A light mineral accent in the finish. Very subtle expression. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. 90 Points, March 2022
Pairs well with roasted or marinated grilled chicken and vegetables, or a pasta dish with a creamy sauce.