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Luigi Bosca - De Sangre Collection Malbec Valle de Uco 2018

Overview

These wines are the result of finding the best terroirs with extraordinary components. The new De Sangre collection is a range of super-premium wines, each crafted from single vineyards. These wines are from the best soils of selected parcels in Mendoza, chosen for their specific attributes and desired wine profile. De Sangre, meaning “Of Blood”, is the name the winery has given to those outstanding blends as a tribute to sharing special wines only with family and special friends Terroir: Made from grapes grown in select plots of vineyards located in Finca Los Miradores (Villa Seca) and Finca Miralejos (Paraje Altamira). Vinification: 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.

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Luigi Bosca De Sangre Malbec Valle de Uco is a bright red garnet-colored wine featuring black fruit aromas and spicy notes, in addition to its highly appealing mineral hues. It is compact, robust and very concentrated in the mouth, with a clearly defined and very smooth palate. Fine tannins of pleasant texture, great acidity, firmness and balance, and a long and complex finish. PAIRING: Ideal to enjoy with special dishes such as cotoletta alla milanese or pork fillet with sweet potato purée. Technical Details
  • Appellation: Mendoza, Valle de Uco
  • Winemaker: Curated by Alberto Arizu and Pablo Cúneo
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  • Aged: 12 months in oak barrels
  • Yield: 7.5 kg/h
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.66%
  • Residual Sugar: 3.03%
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  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Merlot

Recent News edit

JamesSuckling.com Rating: 91

Author: James Suckling

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Cherries and berries with sweet tobacco undertones. Delicate and subtle. Medium-bodied with fine, delicate tannins and a savory finish. Drink now.