New York, NY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s largest exporter of wines made from organic grapes, confirms the release of its first-ever natural wine, Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018. The no-sulfites-added wine has USDA organic certification. At a budget-friendly $13 per 750 ml, Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018 will be available in major markets nationwide, starting this month. All Domaine Bousquet wines are made exclusively from organically grown grapes, and are imported by Miami-based WISD LLC.
Domaine Bousquet has made a name for itself in the organic category in a very short space of time. The winery released its first vintage in 2005 and today sells over 100,000 cases annually in the U.S. alone. Making a natural wine was a natural progression. Natural wines are more fragile, however, requiring extra thought and care in production and in shipping to ensure stability.
“We tackled this project only once we were confident that we could manage the challenges of bringing to market a top-notch natural wine. Among other things, the wine was shipped in thermal blankets to maintain a steady, super-cool temperature.” Co-owner, Anne Bousquet
Domaine Bousquet Virgen Organic Red Blend 2018 is vinified from 100% estate fruit grown at an altitude of 4,000 feet in the foothills of the Andes. Here, in Tupungato, Alto Gualtallary, high-altitude cool nights and sandy/gravel soils contribute to creating the winery’s signature “Naturally Elegant Wines.” A pure expression of that terroir, Virgen is a blend of 35% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc.
Virgen Organic Red Blend features an eye-catching label of a butterfly amidst brightly colored flowers, and is bottled under a green cap, with the USDA organic certification prominently displayed.
About Domaine Bousquet
Located in Gualtallary, a sub-zone of Tupungato, in Mendoza’s Uco Valley, Domaine Bousquet was created on virgin land by French-born pioneer Jean Bousquet in 1997. Today, the award-winning winery, run by daughter Anne Bousquet and husband Labid al Ameri, is Argentina’s largest exporter of wines made from organic grapes. All wines are made from 100% organic fruit grown at a cool 4,000-foot-high altitude, and crafted with a French winemaking sensibility.