2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

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2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat
2018 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (Magnum) Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat

It is a pioneering Malbec-blend, which still has a long life to run - big and bold!

Tasting Notes

This Gala 1 is Malbec dominated, supported by Petit Verdot. Attractive and elegant black olives, liquorice and tobacco notes on the nose. Compact, rounded and strong on the palate, with ripe tannins, showing notes of toffee and toasted coffee beans as a result of its oak aging. A concentrated, modern, full-bodied and highly persistent wine. Harmonious and complex with a long finish.

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.

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 150cl (Magnum)
    Cultivar Malbec, Tannat, Petit Verdot
    Country Argentina
    Alcohol content
    14.6% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 21.9 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential Up to 10 years
    Suggested Serving Temp Between 15°C and 18°C
    Food Matches A perfect match for meat empanadas, lamb confit and potato pie.
    Dietary Information Vegetarian & Vegan approved
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Appellation
    Mendoza