The Bousquet Family, who hail from the southern French city of Carcassonne have a prestigious wine making tradition. In 1990 Jean Bousquet first arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. Upon discovering the unique characteristics of the region, its soil, high altitude, and terroir, he was convinced he had found the ideal location for his winery. 25 years later, the wines continue to receive accolades from the international wine press making Bousquet one of the leading exporters of organic wines from South America. Gaia is made with organic grapes from vineyards on the foothills of the Andes at some 4000 feet above sea level. GAIA is a blend of their best grapes, all harvested manually, barrel fermented and aged in 100% French oak for 10 months. James Suckling scored it 92 points saying "A solid red with blackberry, pepper, spice and hints of toasted oak. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Drink now. A blend of 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon."