Fully organic, vegan and no added sulfites, the Domaine Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend.
The wine is USDA certified organic, which means not only were the grapes grown organically, but no synthetic additives (like sulfites) were used in the winemaking. It is also vegan friendly. The wine does not spend any time in oak and has 2.1 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Domaine Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend has an SRP of $13 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by WISD LLC.
Domaine Bousquet combines the know-how of French winemaking with Argentina’s exceptional climate and terroir. The vineyard is located at the foothills of the Andes, at 1200 m.a.s.l. Its thermal amplitude contributes to obtaining fully ripened grapes with an excellent acidity. The grapes are hand-picked and the vineyard is certified organic.
Virgen is the most pure expression from our terroir. With only natural occurring sulfites, Virgen is a well-balanced red blend with rich and pure fruit flavors. Tones of red and black fruit as raspberry and blackcurrant make it ideal with red meat and pasta dishes.
The 2018 Domaine Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend opens with lots of dark berry (plum, black cherry, blackberry) and cranberry fruit aromas, leather, violets and a little spice. Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals lots of juicy, deep flavors of strawberry, black cherry, cranberry and even a little citrus or grapefruit in the mouth plus more leather and licorice. It is a bit tannic although that seems to dissipate with some time in the glass. I love the use of Cabernet Franc here which does really well in Argentina. It ends with lingering coffee notes on the dry, long, savory and grippy finish.
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