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.

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