2019 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec DOC

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2019 Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec DOC
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 bright violet-coloured red wine featuring varied aromas, highlighting sharp red fruit, reminiscent of ripe cherry. Spicy notes can also be perceived, thus adding complexity and very well integrated slightly roasted hues evoke coffee - the result of its aging process.

Palate

A round wine, rich in red fruity notes, that is also a little spicy in the palate. Including firm tannins of balanced acidity, this robust red of great character vigorously fills the mouth with ripe fruit and offers a lingering and compact 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 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Malbec
Country Argentina
Alcohol content
14.4 % 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 special dishes, such as a rack of lamb with sautéed mushrooms, or a rib eye steak with quinoa risotto, and a semi-hard cheese platter.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Appellation
Mendoza