- HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements
- I can’t make up their history
- Nor am I to try
- SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING
- SOUL ~ SAMPLE
Fun and festive bubbles, is how this Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé was described… Is it any wonder that my Angel Card* for this one is “Humor?” When it arrived, early in the year, I was so ready for this sparkling wine that I immediately popped the cork, forgetting all else, delighted and mindlessly, just mid-day, danced. (I’ve been dancing all of my life, and I really know it releases happy endorphins. That, in itself, is pretty humorous (or ridiculous, for some. Combine humor and bubbles and you can just clear the dance floor, buddy. I own it…)
And, I took notes, below…
Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé
HEART ~ BOUSQUET FAMILY
Transformation + Sustainability: The Bousquet family hails from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and have four generations of history in the winemaking tradition. Our passion is to produce wines of superior quality and this is what lead us to Argentina to begin a new chapter in the tradition of our wine making.
In 1990, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. We discovered that the region had unique characteristics including the soil, altitude and terroir. Because of these characteristics and qualities, we knew we had found the ideal location for a winery.
In 1997, a parcel of land was purchased and we relocated from France to the foothills of the Andes. The 110 hectares parcel is located in the Gualtallary Valley in Tupungato, Mendoza, at an altitude of 1200 meters (4,000 feet), making it one of the higher altitude vineyards in Mendoza and the world. With cool nights and a near constant breeze, the vineyard is located in a region with the idyllic conditions to produce ripe grapes and extraordinary wines.
SCIENCE ~ TERROIR
High-Altitude Terroir, organic fruit, French-Argentine Profile…
We are dedicated to farming organically while improving our land’s biodiversity. We believe that the healthier the vineyard, the better the fruit and of course the wine. In other words, by nourishing the land and treating it with respect, we know that the land will give us back its finest fruits.
Organically grown vine roots penetrate deep into the soil where they absorb the trace minerals that help to give our wines their authentic regional taste. For this reason, organically grown grapes can express the purity, intensity and varietal character of the local terroir.
[Photo by Ahmad Odeh on Unsplash]
SOUL ~ HUMOR*
Little tiny, pick pearls… Delicate bubbles with strawberry-like flavors. It combined the freshness that this Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé Pinot Noir brought. Its texture was silky and had a long, refreshing finish.
Pour and admire... Golden bubbles escaped the bottle and jumped into a sparkling flute.
Sniff... Yeasty… who spends a lot of time sniffing sparkling wine, really? We all know why we came to the bubble.
Sip... Ah… Just what was missing from my day, but didn’t even realize it, until I took that first sip and enjoyed the lengthening… moment. Delightful and delirious.
*As I write each blog, I pull an Angel Card to guide my waxing poetic… Gets me in the groove, so to speak.