2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec

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2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec
2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec
2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec
2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec
2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec
2018 Luigi Bosca Terroir Range Single Vineyard Malbec

One of the first Argentine wines with a Designation of Origin. 2018 was a small but fantastic harvest, with wines showing great balance. 

Tasting Notes

Colour & Nose

A deep and bright red-violet wine with balanced aromas and red fruit and spice notes.

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.

Winemaking

The grapes are hand-picked, clusters are selected, then they are destemmed and after that, the best grains are chosen. The must is macerated in cold for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in small stainless steel tanks, with extraction works such as delestage and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels in which malolactic conversion takes place and it is matured for 12 to 14 months. Once the ageing is finished, the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least 6 months before market release.

Climate

Continental climate, with a wide range of temperature 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

Comments by the winemaker

Luigi Bosca is the pioneer winery in elaborating a Malbec under the Denomination of Origin Luján de Cuyo. This is the reason why it is a wine that seeks the ultimate expression of the terroir by harvesting its grape in its right level of ripeness and looking after every detail of the making. The climate during the 2016 harvest was cool to cold throughout the plant’s growth and the grapes’ ripeness cycle. For that reason, fresh aromas of red fruits such as plums, floral and spicy notes can be perceived in Luigi Bosca · Malbec D.O.C. 2016. It is fresh and lively in the mouth, with sweet tannins and a persistent finish.

Specifications

Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Malbec
Country Argentina
Alcohol content
14.3% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.7 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 5 to 10 years
Suggested Serving Temp Between 15°C and 18°C.
Food Matches Perfect to enjoy special dishes, such as a rack of lamb with sautéed mushrooms, or a rib-eye steak with quinoa risotto.
Dietary Information Vegetarian approved
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Appellation
Mendoza