Domaine Bousquet Brut, Tupungato, Mendoza NV

Pale gold color; apple, lime, brioche on the nose; lemon-lime, green apple, pear on the palate.

Domaine Bousquet Brut, Tupungato, Mendoza NV

Brut; crisp acidity with persistent, tiny bubbles. Blend of 75% chardonnay, 25% pinot noir. Hand-harvested; fermented with selected yeast. Second fermentation in stainless steel tank for 30 days—charmat process. Light-medium body. Ripe, tasty fruit. Fresh, soft, creamy in the mouth. 12% ABV

Made with organically grown grapes. The winery is one of the world’s most-awarded fully organic operations. As their website states: “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.” And: “Organic crops are grown in harmony with nature without using any chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Organic agriculture uses natural fertilizers such as compost.”

Domaine Bousquet winery, vineyard, with Andes Mountains in the background (the snow melt provides the water for drip irrigation)

The Bousquet family has four generations of winemaking experience. They arrived in Mendoza, Argentina, from France in 1990 and fell in love with the possibilities. They purchased land in the foothills of the Andes in 1997 in the Tupungato Valley, elevation 4,000 feet, one of the higher altitude vineyards in Argentina and the world. The climate is very dry, allowing Domaine Bousquet to have excellent water control through drip irrigation using meltwater from nearby Andes Mountains.

Domaine Bousquet wine team

Domaine Bousquet Brut, Tupungato, Mendoza NV is fresh, clean with bright acidity and charming fruit. Simple sparkling made using charmat process, which delivers easy-drinking wine at outstanding QPR (quality-price ratio). Organic grapes; vegan-friendly; sustainable farming. There is a lot to enjoy in this value sparkling. Works as aperitif, poolside summer sipper, mimosa ingredient. Pair with wide range of food, especially fish, seafood, salads, vegetarian fare, Asian cuisine. $10-14

Domaine Bousquet website

Domaine Bousquet aerial view of winery
Domaine Bousquet winery
Domaine Bousquet barrel room
Domaine Bousquet entrance
Domaine Bousquet vineyard
Domaine Bousquet vineyard
Domaine Bousquet harvest
Domaine Bousquet soil