Chardonnay 2018

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.

Terroir: Sourced from Bosca’s east facing La Linda vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo- Maipo. Vines average 40 years and sit at an elevation of 780 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. Grapes are pressed for 6 hours followed by a cool maceration for 24 hours. The majority of the juice is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel vats while a small percentage ferments in new and second use French oak. 50% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

Additional Information

Golden yellow color, with aromas of pineapple, mango and watermelon. Notes of honey and toasted bread. Subtle vanilla hints contributed by ageing in French oak casks. Rich and emphatic, it stirs sweet sensations. Pairs well with fish, seafood, white meat, soft cheese, smoked spicy food, partridge, quail and roasted turkey.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mendoza
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: 40 Years
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.9 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    "The melon, pear and lemon aromas make this an attractive, fruit-driven chardonnay that’s medium-to full-bodied and round yet fresh with a touch of oak tannin at the dry finish. Drink now."
  • VinePair Author: Edward Deitch
    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
    "Luigi Bosca’s 2018 Chardonnay, another estate wine that’s more Burgundian in character than Californian and well-balanced with apple, pear, citrus, and floral notes."
  • Score: 87 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
    "Bright medium yellow. Expressive aromas of yellow peach and flowers. Soft, clean and classically dry if a bit lean, with a firm edge of acidity framing the flavors of spices and flowers. Finishes slightly tart, with a touch of salinity."

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