Domaine Bousquet Ameri Single Vineyard
The new 'icon' wine from Bousquet, pushing quality levels still higher. From 65% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Merlot all from the domaine's own vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary at 1200 metres. Fermentation is in French oak and is followed by 16 months ageing in new French oak. As you might expect it combines power, finesse and elegance. No wall of tannin here, just a very well structured and balanced wine thats an absolute joy to drink.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2016 (2011 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson MW, 'Really complete nose. Racy and interesting. Still a bit chewy. Drink 2015-2017' JancisRobinson.com, November 2015 (2011 vintage)
Gold Medal - Drinks Business Organic Masters 2017 (2013 vintage)
94 Points - Tim Atkin MW (2013 vintage)
Frenchman Jean Bousquet travelled thousands of miles to find his 'optimum' vineyard location. In Mendoza, Argentina he found a site with, in his words 'idyllic wine-growing precipitation and temperatures, mild during the day and cool at night… situated at a good altitude (1,200 metres above sea level), with fresh air, few funguses, and very permeable sandy and rocky soils… these great attributes give the grapes the possibility to attain an optimum maturation without the risk of rotting and without having to use fungicides'. These perfect conditions combined with knowledge passed down through three winemaking generations makes for wines of exceptional quality.