Domaine Bousquet, Alavida Malbec 2021, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: An inky, delicious, concentrated malbec that is a black-fruit powerhouse and also happens to be Kosher.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, blueberry, raspberry compote, black cherry and forest floor with hints of chocolate and hibiscus.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied malbec has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin.
The midpalate is vibrant with notes of complexity.
I’ve tried Kosher reds before, and this one is a standout in terms of quality for the price.
Bottle Note: Organic, kosher wine. To life! Alavida, a Spanish riff similar to the Hebrew toast L’Chaim! is an invitation to people everywhere to come together and share in the simple joys of good food and wine. Argentina is a nation rich in diversity and our multi-cultural family at Domaine Bousquet has been making certified organic wines in Argentina since 1997, when we began planting vines in the upper reaches of Tupungato’s cool-climate Gualtallary area. The purity of our fruit and high-altitude terroir shine through in this wine as no sulfites are added during winemaking, earning us USDA Organic certification. Alavida malbec is vibrant and dry with the black fruit and floral notes typical of quality malbec from our corner of the planet. Enjoy!
Importer: Origins Organic, Miami, Florida
Tasting Date: April 5, 2022
This wine was submitted for review.