Luigi Bosca is absolutely in the top tier of Argentine producers and this wine is the most refined of the Bosca range. Immaculately crafted with all the hallmarks of very fine wine: structure, complexity & finesse.
A unique deep violet reddish field blend with ruby reflections.
It has expressive and intense aromas, with red and black fruit, sweet spices, flowers and smooth smoked notes from its ageing process.
This amazing Malbec and Petit Verdot blend wine is very intense and robust, with aromas of cassis and smoky wood. But, on the palate, it is structured more like a classic European wine than anything from South America - fresh and compelling. We are searching for this kind of restraint from every region on the map, and are delighted to find it in spades here.
The grapes are hand-picked in boxes from 18 to 20 kilograms, clusters are then selected and destemmed for further grains selection. The must is cold macerated for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 12°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks of 6,000 liter capacity with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurs and then is matured for 16 to 18 months. Once the ageing is finished, the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least 2 months before market release.
Continental climate, with a wide temperature range between day and night, and well-defined seasons which contribute to a good growth of the vines. The altitude and its microclimate are ideal for the grapes since they provide a unique character. Many hours of good sunlight.
Soil and vine
One factor that makes this wine unique is being the result of a natural crossing at the vineyard of old vines of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The sector of the vineyard where the grapes are taken has a sandy loam structure with regular sized stones at half depth. No chemical herbicides are used at the vineyard, and organic practices are implemented for its care and treatment.
Comments by the winemaker
The dry and warm weather of the 2016 season resulted in excellent raw material with ripe profile and great fruity expression. It is a field blend of unrepeatable style, great elegance and finesse. Petit Verdot, present in 6% of this wine, blends with Malbec providing its character and spirit, thus complementing Malbec’s smoothness and sweetness. The result is a highly complex and harmonious wine.
|Cultivar||Malbec 94% Petit Verdot 6%|
14.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.9 units|
|Cellaring Potential||15 years|
|Suggested Serving Temp||Between 15°C and 18°C.|
|Food Matches||Ideal for enjoying with special dishes based on the best roast meats such as Kobe beef, Angus rib eye steak or Patagonia lamb gigot.|
|Dietary Information||Vegetarian & Vegan approved|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|