2018 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec Uco Valley

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2018 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec Uco Valley
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

A bright red garnet-coloured

Nose

It is a wine featuring black fruit aromas and spicy notes, in addition to its highly appealing mineral hues. 

Palate

It is compact, robust and very concentrated in the mouth, with a clearly defined and very smooth palate. Fine tannins of pleasant texture, great acidity, firmness and balance, and a long and complex 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.

Specifications

Year 2018
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

Ideal to enjoy with special dishes such as cotoletta alla milanese or pork fillet with sweet potato purée.

Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Region

Made from grapes grown in select plots of vineyards located in Finca Los Miradores (Villa Seca) and Finca Miralejos (Paraje Altamira).

Appellation
Mendoza