Unoaked Chardonnay Premium, Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
Regular price £14.60
Unoaked, with the grapes fermented in stainless steel in contact with lees. On the nose, it offers aromas of tropical fruits, backed up by citrus and floral notes. The palate contains concentrated notes of peach and green apple along with the classic Bousquet hallmark of zingy, fresh acidity.White Organic Chardonnay 13%
The Bousquet family hail from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and are 4th generation winemakers. In 1990, they began to explore the idea of leaving behind their vineyard in France to travel and explore opportunities further afield. On one particular trip to Argentina, they fell in love with Mendoza, intrigued by combination of soil variation, altitude and terroir on offer. In 1997, they took the decision to permanently relocate, buying a parcel of land in the Gualtallary Valley in Tupungato, in the foothills of the Andes. The site is defined by its altitude, with the majority of the vines at around 1,200 metres! The key objective of the Bousquet family was to unite their tradition of European wine with these unique conditions and produce wines that speak of their terroirs. The resulting range spans a number of different grape varieties yet maintains the Bousquet hallmarks throughout – vibrant colour, delicious organically-produced fruit, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.