2018/2019 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Cabernet Franc

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2018/2019 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Cabernet Franc

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

Nose

A deep dark garnet-coloured red wine 

Palate

It is refreshing and voluptuous in the mouth, with fine and gentle tannins, while it is clean and expressive in the palate, with a strong character, typicity and a deep finish with soft smoked hues as a result of its ageing in oak barrels. It is a great exponent of the variety and the terroir, with good ageing potential.

It features pleasant notes that are reminiscent of liquorice, spices, pink pepper and a little bit of black fruit.

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 10 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.

Awards - 2018 Vintage

  • Bronze IWC 2021
  • Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, 90 points
  • James Suckling - April 2020: 91 pts. - Aromas of sweet cherries with fresh herbs and hints of cement and stone, following through to a medium body with fine, intergrated tannins and subtle fruit at the end. Drink now.

Specifications

Year 2018/2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Cabernet Franc
Country Argentina
Alcohol content
14.3 % alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.6 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 12 years
Ageing in Barrels 10 months in oak barrels
Suggested Serving Temp Between 16°C and 18°C.
Food Matches A great wine to enjoy with special dishes, such as beef loin marinated with vegetables, or a dry-aged beef served with rocket and parmesan salad
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Appellation
Mendoza