Domaine Bousquet, Virgen Red Blend 2020, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: An easy-going, organic, Argentinean red blend that’s a reliable pickup.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, red currant, violet and black cherry.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied red blend has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
There is some chalkiness on the midpalate that adds to the texture of the wine.
A sturdy red blend.
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 red blend 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 20, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.