2018 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Cabernet Sauvignon
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

Luigi Bosca De Sangre Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby-coloured red wine that stands out for its aromas of excellent varietal typicity. Black fruit and peppery notes are perfectly balanced with roasted hues resulting from its aging in barrels. 

Palate

It is compact, tense, markedly structured and full-bodied in the palate, with fine and ripe tannins and balanced acidity that provides great smoothness and a persistent and elegant 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, under-going 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. After the final blend is made, the wine is filtered and bottled, and then stowed in the wine cellar for at least six months before it enters the market.

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 intense flavour such as deer or wild boar marinated in herbs, served with roasted vegetables.

Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Appellation
Mendoza