Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay
Produced by renowned French vintner Jean Bouquet, this Argentine Chardonnay is one of the best Mendoza can offer. Made from 100% organic grapes grown 1,200 metres above sea level and oak-aged for 10 months, the wine is a quality addition to any wine cellar. You'll love the brilliant golden color of the wine, though there's just enough green in there to make it stand out. The nose is heavy with vanilla, coconut, pear, and tropical fruits, with green apple and pears as the strongest flavours. There are mild hints of jasmine and mild spices, and you can't help but enjoy the creamy palate, with good volume and balanced acidity. All in all, a refreshing wine, one just sweet enough to enchant your senses with every sip.
90 Points - Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com, 'From Tupungato, and made from 100% organic grapes grown at 1,200 metres and aged in oak for 10 months, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with flinty, complex sulphide notes, some buttery weight and decisive fruit, the great palate concentration balanced between opulence and freshness. A fine Argentinean Chardonnay.' July 2016 (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.