Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Brut Charmat Organic Rosé, Tupungato, Mendoza NV

Pale copper color; cherry, apple, bread yeast on the nose; cherry, raspberry, yellow apple, citrus on the palate.

Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Brut Charmat Organic Rosé, Tupungato, Mendoza NV

Brut; very active bubbles upon opening, subsiding in glass—common with charmat process sparkling wine. Very good, brisk acidity (3.26 pH). Fruit forward. Blend 75% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay. Hand-harvested; fermented with selected yeast. Second fermentation in stainless steel tank for 30 days. 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)
Domaine Bousquet wine team

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 aerial view of winery

Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Brut Charmat Organic Rosé, Tupungato, Mendoza NV is lively, fruit-forward charmat process sparkling. Made with organic pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. Superb value, wide distribution. Versatile, creamy smooth, inviting and enjoyable wine. Excellent as aperitif; pair with seafood; garden salad; vegetarian fare; cured meats, charcuterie board; fruit desserts. Cheese—creamy and bloomy goat cheese; fresh, soft cheese; feta, mozzarella, baby swiss, rocchetta, gruyere, appenzellar, mahon. $13

Domaine Bousquet website

Domaine Bousquet winery
Domaine Bousquet barrel room
Domaine Bousquet entrance
Domaine Bousquet vineyard
Domaine Bousquet vineyard
Domaine Bousquet harvest
Domaine Bousquet soil