Named in honor of Labid al Ameri, co-owner of Domaine Bousquet, this flagship wine is a captivating Malbec-dominant blend enhanced by Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. These additional grape varietals impart intricate layers, transforming this wine from the 'expected' to the 'exciting.'
Produced in limited quantities of only 500 cases, and exclusively in the finest vintages, this exceptional blend sources its grapes—only the choicest clusters—from a single vineyard situated at an elevation of 4,125 feet, the highest point of the estate. These grapes, the final ones to be harvested, are meticulously hand-selected at the end of April. A meticulous four-day cold maceration follows to extract the rich flavors that have been gradually developing. After a 14-day fermentation in oak barrels with specially chosen yeasts, a 20-day maceration period, and malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in French oak for a total of 16 months.
Tasting Experience: This wine presents a deep violet hue and entices the senses with a symphony of red and black fruits, fig, raisin, and black pepper aromas. Its full-bodied profile and long-lasting finish pay tribute to its French-Argentine heritage, creating a truly memorable and mouthwatering experience.
"A lovely wine with finesse and lots of energy. Dirceu Vianna Junior, MW: Restrained but intense nose of ripe dark fruit, chocolate, florals and spice. Excellent palate density, silky tannins, balancing freshness and a wonderful persistent finish. Drinking window: 2021-2030"
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