As a tribute to the land and to those who work it, Luigi Bosca have worked more than 110 years to understand the intention of the vine. The passion of four generations of the same family, shown in Bodega Luigi Bosca’s collection, reflects the result of an ambitious effort started many years ago: the wish to express the thorough version of the essence of Argentine wine.
In 1989 Luigi Bosca collaborated actively to create the Lujan de Cuyo Denomination of Origin, the only D.O.C. established in Argentina, proudly bringing it into line with other D.O.C.s worldwide. To be labeled D.O.C. a wine must adhere to strict regulations; vines must hale from a single vineyard and average 50 years or older. Plantings must be kept to under 550 plants per hectare with yields of not more than 10,000kg. In the winery, wines must be aged a minimum of 12 months in barrique. Additionally, each bottle must be numbered.
Terroir: Sourced from Bosca's estate vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo- Maipu. Vines average 70 years and sit at an elevation of 960 meters. Soils here are well drained and shallow based with a mix of limestone and silt.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and meticulously sorted and destemmed upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks followed by 14 months aging in new and second use French oak. The wine is lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Intense violet color with aromas of cherry and ripe plum. Spiced, with mocha and blackberry hints. Gracefully sweet, with a persistent, delicate perfume and an elegant structure.
Moderately saturated bright red-ruby. Aromas of roasted plum, dark raspberry, mocha, milk chocolate and spicy oak. Supple dark berry and spice flavors display good intensity but are a bit dried by edgy herbal acidity, which gives the wine a slight youthfully tart quality. The dusty tannins currently shorten the finish. This is a more austere and old-style wine than the basic 2014 Malbec, and less fun to drink. But it needs at least another year in the cellar.
Score: 90 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Luis Gutierrez
The 2014 Malbec D O C, one of the few Controlled Appellation wines (D.O.C.) from Lujan de Cuyo, is pure Malbec aged for 14 month in new French oak barrels. But, the nose is not about the barrel but about the place and its different soils, with ripe fruit without excess and a pinch of spices. The palate is polished and soft, approachable and tasty.
Score: 89 PointsWine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
A reformed red. Offering vibrant cherry, plum and raspberry flavors, backed by fresh acidity. Mineral, spice and white pepper details show on the finish. Drink now through 2019.
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