Domaine Bousquet
Ameri

Domaine Bousquet
Ameri


Vintage: 2011
Varietal: 65% malbec 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah 5% Merlot
Vineyards: Domaine’s own vineyards in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level.
Type of Soil: Gravel and sand
Harvest Process: Manually on the third week of April.
Fermentation: With selected yeasts and temperatures fermentation at 25 to 28 ª C for 2 weeks.
Ageing: For 15 to 18 months in new French oak 400 liter capacity
Age of Vineyard : 11 years

Production

  • Grapes were hand-picked and carefully hand-sorted.
  • Fermentation in French oak barrels with selected yeast during 12 days at a controlled temperature up to 30ºc.
  • Post fermentation maceration at 10ºc lasting 20 days.
  • Quick but soft pressing of grape skins.
  • All lots were aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Eye: Dark reddish purple color
Nose: Intense nose of red berry fruit mixed with sweet spice.
Mouth: Open-knit, elegant in style, with lots of mineral, cherrry and currant fruit. Bright acidity keeps it refreshing through the ¬nish. The palate is packed with ripe, oncentrated fruit avors with notes of tobacco and black pepper. A long and structured ¬nish with ¬ne tannins.
Food Pairing: Eat with pasta dishes, red meat, and meat with sauces.

Awards

YEAR RATING AWARD
2013 94 Tim Atkin
2012 92 Wine Enthusiast
2012 91 Wine Spectator
2011 92 Wine Enthusiast
2011 92 James Suclinkg
2011 90 Wine & Spirits
2011 90 Descorchados 2017

 

 


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