BRIDGES WINE CLUB
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Greetings, wine enthusiasts, and welcome back to George Miliotes' and Damion Wallace's monthly edition of Bridges Wine Club. It is a few days into the new year, and if you are feeling the way we are feeling, you are both relieved that the holiday season is behind us and also excited for what we all hope will be an amazing 2018. For our second edition, we decided to take a trip to South America and settled on the Mendoza region of Argentina.
Domaine Bousquet is one of leading estates of Mendoza and has won more awards for organic wine-making than any other wine producer in the world. The Bousquet family, hailing from the southern French city of Carcassonne, has a long history and a prestigious wine-making tradition. In the late 1990s, they moved their wine-making operation from the South of France to the foot of the Andes. Their 110 hectare is located in the exclusive Gualtallary Valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 4,000 feet, making it one of the higher altitude vineyards of Mendoza and the world.
Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay 2017 is harvested from the Bousquet Estate at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The high altitude grants fresh nights and contributes to preserving fresh fruit flavors and acidity in the grapes.
Chardonnay is light yellow with green hues. Tropical and citrus aromas on the nose are followed by a medium body and fruity palate.
Next time you’re at Bridges, pair it with our seared scallops with forbidden rice, butternut squash, roasted cauliflower, and beurre blanc sauce. For an evening at home, I would suggest grilled/baked white fish or white meats.
Available until March 1st
Bottle — $14
Case — $160
Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec 2016 is harvested from the Bousquet Estate at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The high altitude grants fresh nights and contributes to preserving fresh fruit flavors and acidity in the grapes.
Malbec has deep violet color. On the nose you get wild mushrooms and black berry aromas. Medium in body with soft and silky tannins, nice long flavorful finish.
This soft and silky-smooth Malbec screams to be paired with our braised short ribs. However, with our short ribs off the menu for now, might I suggest our Amatriciana rigatoni pasta with spicy Pomodoro, braised Napa cabbage, capocollo and burrata. Perfect combination for our Hoosier winter nights. Other pairings to think about are BBQ ribs and grilled red meats.
Available until March 1st
Bottle — $23
Case — $266
Every month, Master Sommelier George Miliotes and Bridges Wine Director Damion Wallace select personal favorites that will only be available to Bridges Wine Club members. Along with reduced pricing, they will come with a brief history of the wine, personalized tasting notes, and food pairing recommendations. We are proud to offer wines that are not typically found in the area.
There is absolutely no cost to becoming a member. So, join now and let George and Damion be your guide for a wine adventure!