Saturday, 22nd April is EarthDay 2023 and one of the world’s most sustainably produced wines; Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia Malbec recognises that.

The wine pays tribute to the Ancient Greek Earth Goddess, Gaia – who features on the label – and acknowledges the fundamental role the earth plays in winemaking.

Gaia has been an inspiration from the very beginnings of Domaine Bousquet, a winery which has been a pioneer of organic viticulture in Argentina since its inception and has been certified organic since 2001.

Domaine Bousquet is a founder member of the UK-based Sustainable Wine Roundtable, and recently became the first winery outside of the US to earn Regenerative Organic Certified status – one of only four wineries world-wide to have this status. It was certified B Corp status at the end of 2022.

 100% organic
 100% vegan
 Biodiversity in the vineyards
 Fauna (foxes, rabbits and endangered species) are encouraged with vineyard water stations to enhance diversity
 Ducks at the winery pond balances vegetative growth
 A small flock of sheep was recently introduced to keep the weeds down & for natural fertiliser
 Peregrine falcons scare off grape-eating birds, instead of using pesticides
 Pioneering biofilter system to conserve water: at trial stage
 Lightweight bottles to reduce carbon footprint
 Local economy support; infrastructure; education; career opportunities for local population

The grapes for Gaia Malbec are 100% estate grown and sourced from the high altitude Gualtallary Valley in
Tupungato, a sub-region of Mendoza’s Uco Valley. The fruit is harvested by hand and the wine aged in French
oak for 10 months.

Gaia Malbec 2020 is available via Waitrose at £16.99. |

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