This is Domaine Bousquet’s line starring their best grapes from the “home” vineyard – the original vineyard planted by Jean Bousquet in the late 1990s. This was the terroir that caught Jean’s imagination because it had a rarity – sand. Sandy soil makes for elegant wines (a “must” for this Frenchman). Its low fertility gives desirable vine stress; it is permeable for good drainage and has no salinity issues, often a problem in arid areas. Grapes here are the last to be harvested; the extra hang time ensures heightened richness and body.
85% Malbec, 5% Merlot 5% Syrah 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, has a long pre- and post-fermentation maceration and aged for 12 months in French oak.
Intense violet color. Attractive and enticing depth of fruit on the nose with cassis, blueberries, blood plums, sarsaparilla, and spice. The palate has attractive fresh fruit flavors with smooth and juicy tannins.
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