Domaine Bousquet, Virgen Malbec 2020, Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A good, weeknight malbec with lots of ripe fruit and body to pair with many a meal.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, black currant, black olive, raspberry compote and strawberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied malbec has medium-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-minus acidity and ripe, medium-plus tannin ultimately completing with a medium finish.
The wine is straightforward and down to earth.
See review of 2019 vintage.
Bottle Note: Domaine Bousquet combines the know-how of French winemaking with Argentina’s exceptional climate and terroir. The vineyard is located at the foothills of the Andes, at 1,200 m.a.s.l. Its thermal amplitude contributes to obtaining fully ripened grapes with an excellent acidity. The grapes are hand-picked and the vineyard is certified organic. Virgen is the most pure expression from our terroir. With only natural occurring sulfites, Virgen is a well-balanced malbec with rich and pure fruit flavors. Tons of red and black fruit as raspberry and black currant make it ideal with red meat and pasta dishes.
Importer: WISD LLC, Miami, Florida
Tasting Date: May 17, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.