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Producer: Domaine BousquetGrape Varieties: 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fresh fruity yet dry sparkling wineAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Mushroom CorkCountry: Argentina
The Bousquet family hail from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and have 4 generations of history in the winemaking tradition. A passion to produce wines of superior quality lead Jean Bousquet to Argentina in search of the perfect terroir to begin a new chapter in his family’s winemaking heritage; the fully organic estate is now headed by his daughter Anne and her husband Labid.
Blend: 75% Chardonnay 25% Pinot Noir
Location: Tupungato Valley
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Grapes come from their own vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, by the foothills of the Andes at 4000 ft. altitude. The vineyards enjoy a marked thermal amplitude. Gravel and sand soil.
Manual harvest during the first and second week of February. Cold maceration at 8°C for 4 hs to extract aromas and flavours. Fermentation with selected yeast at a maximum temperature of 15°C for 15 days. Second fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Greenish yellow colour with delicate bubbles. Lime and apple aromas. Fresh and fruity with crisp natural acidity.
Great as an aperitif, lighter fish dishes and on its own.
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