Domaine Jean Bousquet, Malbec

€17.50

This is a benchmark Malbec for a slightly lighter and fresher style of Argentinean red, made from organic grapes grown in a cooler climate at higher altitudes. Blackberry and plum, summer fruits and blueberry flavours fill the palate, but are then balanced by the fresher acidity, meaning that the wine is never cloying or heavy.

The Domaine Bousquet estate is relatively young with vines planted in 1997; the really interesting thing is that it was fourth-generation winemaker Jean qwho fell in love with Argentina in the 1990s and left his family's Carcassonne winery to explore this amazing land. It was barren when he arrived, because the land he was lookng at first was Gualtallary, the highest district in Mendoza, which had been left untouched by previous growers as it wouldn't ripen grapes in the way that lower vineyards would. This, of course, became the reason that Jean chose the site - it made the harvest return grapes that were distinctly fresher and more French, which made him feel very much at home.

Operations at the winery are now run by Jean's daughter Anne, and her husband Labid Al Ameri. The success that has followed is phenomenal - making more than 5 million bottles each year, they export to over fifty countries and have expanded the vineyard area to 240 hectares. With organic wines of this quality, it's set to continue growing in its importance over the coming decades.

 

Region: Mendoza

Country: Argentina

Grape(s): Malbec

Style: Vibrant, Soft, Smooth, Medium Bodied, Balanced

Best food matches: Steak, Pork, Pizza, Hard Cheeses, Grills, Cheeses, Casseroles, Beef

Alcohol: 13.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

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We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

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Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.