Luigi Bosca D.O.C Malbec 2016
SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY Impeccably fine and balanced Argentine Malbec from 70 year old vines.Treat yourself!
With deep historical roots in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region, Bodega Luigi Bosca has a longstanding commitment to innovation and quality. Founded in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Bodega Luigi Bosca is the country’s oldest family-owned winery. Today third & fourth generation of the Arizu family, Alberto Junior and Alberto Senior both run this fine wine business.
With wide temperature swings between cold nights and hot days, the Arizu family have come to appreciate that Mendoza’s desert climate and terroir offer unique benefits to the wines they produce: it amplifies the aromatics and colour and keeps the acidity balanced, while the alluvial deposits in the soil provide minerality and depth.
Pioneers in Mendoza’s winemaking history, the Arizu family collaborated actively to create the Lujan de Cuyo Denomination of Origin (DO) appellation in 1988. Under its DO regulations, the appellation adheres to strict aging and viticultural rules, including the fact that vines must be a minimum of 50 years old. But the Arizu family did not stop there. At the forefront of a region-wide drive for improving the quality of Mendoza’s wines, Bodega Luigi Bosca has embraced the philosophy of bio-dynamics and biodiversity. The Arizu family believes that biodiversity in each vineyard’s ecosystem further enriches a harvest’s full potential by adding other plants such as olive and chestnut trees that complement and coexist with the vines during each growing season.
Sourced from Bosca’s estate vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo- Maipu, 70 year old vines and sit at an elevation of 960 meters in well drained soils with a mix of limestone and silt.
Grapes are hand harvested and meticulously sorted and destemmed upon arrival at the winery. Fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks followed by 14 months aging in new and second use French oak and lightly filtered prior to bottling.
2016 was an excellent vintage. It was low yielding, a cooler, more classic growing season (than the usual heat of Lujan sub region) which produced ripe, high quality, balanced fruit with beautiful acidity.
Wow this vino is on song! Si senor all class here.. power, impeccable focus, fine grained tannins, balance and finesse. Treat yourself here. Viva Argentina!
93 points, James Suckling “A complex malbec that shows violets, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate and hazelnuts. Hints of licorice too. Medium to full body, firm and well-integrated tannins and a deep and precise finish. Drink now or hold.” April 2018
90 points, Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate
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