Luigi Bosca Teroir Malbec Singles Vineyard 2016
£209.84 Price Per Case ( 12 Bottles )
a true varietal with a deep purple colour and it is characterized by its aromas of cherries and ripe plums. It is also spicy with notes of coffee and blackberries and a bit toasted as a result of its aging in oak barrels
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Luigi Bosca Malbec D.O.C is a true varietal with a deep purple colour and it is characterized by its aromas of cherries and ripe plums. It is also spicy with notes of coffee and blackberries and a bit toasted as a result of its aging in oak barrels. It has a solid structure, juicy and elegant on the palate, with a balanced acidity and well-rounded. A strong but subtle red wine, apart from its excellent typicity.
Recommended wine serving temperature
Ideal to match with game meat seasoned with spices, roast lamb and pastas with strong sauces.
Continental climate, with a wide range of temperature between day and night, and distinct seasons which contribute to good plant growth. The altitude and its microclimate are ideal for the grapes since they provide a unique character. Good luminosity with many sun hours.
Soil and vine
Old parcels of our Finca La Linda located in Vistalba have been selected to make this wine, complying with all the agronomic requirements of the Designation of Origin rules. The soil of the vineyard is clay loam, with a very good drainage and small size stones.
Yield per hectare 7,000 kg/ha, 49 hl/ha.
|Vineyards||Finca La Linda, Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.|
|Age of the vineyards||70 years.|
The grapes are hand-picked in boxes from 18 to 20 kilograms, clusters are selected, then they are destemmed and after that the best grains are chosen. The must is macerated in cold for 5 to 7 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 15,000 liters, with extraction works such as delestage and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels where they have their malolatic fermentation and it is matured for 14 months. Once the ageing is finished, the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least 18 month before putting them in the market.
The Arizu family has been making wine in Mendoza since 1901; four generations later it is one of the few wineries in Argentina that is still owned by its founders. Today it is one of Argentinas leading estates, famed for its involvement in the creation of the Luján de Cuyo D.O.C - the first recognised D.O.C. in Argentina. This means that the inaugural vintage of this wine was one of the first single vineyard Malbecs produced in Argentina. This Malbec comes from the 80-year-old vines of the Vistalba vineyard and is intense and complex with delicate spices and notes of mocha and blackberries. It has an elegant, yet firm structure.
Ageing in barrels The Luigi Bosca Malbec D.O.C is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months.
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 which 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 2010 harvest did not have bad weather conditions therefore grapes of excellent quality have been achieved.
Top 100 Wines of 2015, Wine Spectator Decadently spiced, with intense dark chocolate and roasted plum flavours that feature notes of paprika. Black pepper accents show on the lush, mineral-filled finished. Needs time to open up. Best from 2017 through 2021. 91 Points, Wine Spectator
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- 12 Bottles