2017 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec Edición Limitada

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2017 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec Edición Limitada
This Malbec was one of the first Argentine wines with a Designation of Origin.
De Sangre is the name the winery has given to those outstanding blends that are meant to be shared with loved ones, a tradition that has remained uninterrupted for over a century.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright red wine with dark hues.

Nose

Its intense mineral aromas are reminiscent of wet stones and chalk, with notes of small red fruits such as cherries and strawberries. 

Palate

It is fresh and vertical in the mouth, as well as highly tense and robust, with balanced acidity, which transforms it into a smooth wine. Its red fruit, fine tannins and roundness are vigorously expressed in the palate, ending with a long lingering finish.

Producer

The winery that today produces Luigi Bosca wines was founded in 1901 by Leoncio Arizu, a Spanish citizen from Navarra who settled in Mendoza in 1890. Located in the Vistalba valley, in the Luján de Cuyo region, an area that, due to its characteristics, achieved the first " Denomination of Controlled Origin "of America.  Luigi Bosca launched the first Malbec DOC in Argentina and Latin America.

Winemaking

The grapes are manually harvested in 18 to 20-kilogram boxes, followed by the bunch selection and stalking processes, and, subsequently, berry selection. The grape juice is cold macerated at a temperature ranging between 8 and 10 °C for five to seven days. After that, it is fermented in small stainless steel tanks, undergoing various extractions, such as plunging and rack and return (délestage). Once maceration is completed, wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, where it goes through malolactic fermentation. The wine is then filtered and bottled, and then stowed in the wine cellar for at least six months before it enters the market. This wine has limited production of just 9,000 bottles.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Malbec
Country Argentina
Alcohol content
14.5 % alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.6 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential For up to 10 years
Ageing in Barrels 12 months in oak barrels
Suggested Serving Temp Between 16°C and 18°C.
Food Matches

Perfect to enjoy with game meats of strong flavour, such as deer or wild boar, marinated in herbs and served with roasted vegetables.

Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Appellation

Paraje Altamira, Mendoza