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2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

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2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2016 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

It is a pioneering Malbec-blend, which still has a long life to run - big and bold!

Tasting Notes

Luigi Bosca Gala 1 is an elegant blend in which the Malbec contributes notes of red fruit like cherries, morello cherries and plums, that are combined with those of other varietals that add spiced and violet hints. A round, smooth and lasting mouthfeel reminiscent of red fruit and vanilla. Ageing in new oak barrels lend great volume and elegance to this wine. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast.

Winemaking

The three varieties are vinified separately exactly the same way. The grapes are hand-picked, clusters are then sorted and destemmed for further grain selection. The must is macerated in cold for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then the must is fermented with selected yeast in small stainless steel tanks, with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, only the Malbec is aged in oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurs and is then matured for 14 months. Once the ageing is finished and the final blend is done the wine is clarified, filtered and bottled. It is stored at the winery for at least 6 months before market release.

Comments by the Winemaker

This wine was the first blend of the winery based on the flagship Argentinean variety, trying to show the potential of Malbec. This blend of Tannat, that provides structure, and Petit Verdot, which adds complexity, define an intense, modern and elegant wine. The 2016 harvest had a cool to cold weather throughout the plant’s growth and grapes’ maturity cycle, thus resulting in great intensity and aromatic precision. Fresh red fruit, floral and spicy notes stand out, while the fresh acidity and soft tannins in the mouth, also typical of the time of the year, add brightness, texture and a long finish.

    Specifications

    Year 2016
    Bottle Size 150cl (Magnum)
    Cultivar Malbec 85%, Tannat 10%, Petit Verdot 5%
    Country Argentina
    Alcohol content
    14.6% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 21.9 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential Up to 10 years
    Suggested Serving Temp Between 15°C and 18°C
    Food Matches It is perfect to enjoy with special dishes such as cotoletta alla milanese or pork fillet with sweet potato purée.
    Dietary Information Vegetarian approved
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Appellation
    Mendoza