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2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

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2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2017 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

This is an ideal wine for fans of big, bold wines and is good with hearty food like fatty steaks and rich sauces!

Tasting Notes

Colour

Jet black red blend with medium intensity and very good brightness.

Nose

Complex aromas of plum, boysenberry, blackberry, chocolate and spices. 

Palate

The sweet and elegant nature of this wine contributes to a modern profile on the palate. It is a mouth-filling palate of bramble and mulberry fruit with herbal tannins with dark chocolate and espresso notes and plenty of length.

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. 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.

Acclaim

JancisRobinson.com  |  16 points  |  Feb 2020

"85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot. The Malbec vines are over 90 years old, the rest 30 years old. One of the first high-end blends. An old Luján producer who still operates out of a vast, historic winery in the town. Rich and sweet, rather in the old mold with quite a bit of oak and a warm finish. Grainy finish."

    Specifications

    Year 2017
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar Malbec 85%, Tannat 10%, Petit Verdot 5%
    Country Argentina
    Alcohol content
    14.6% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 11 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential Drink now to 2026
    Suggested Serving Temp Between 15°C and 18°C - decant before serving
    Food Matches A perfect match for lamb preparations, stuffed pasta with rich-flavoured sauces and semi-hard cheese, chilli con carne, steak, dark chocolate
    Dietary Information Vegetarian approved, Sustainable & biodynamic
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Appellation
    Mendoza