Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet 2008

Continuous innovation and an unwavering work spirit have allowed Luigi Bosca to achieve a solid position in worldwide markets. Over the last 15 years, they have strongly consolidated their leading position offering products with a personality and a style of their own that reflect the essence of Mendoza’s terroir, and their regional style, people and culture.

Terroir: Sourced from Luigi Bosca’s Los Nobles vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo. Vines are on average 90 years old and sit an elevations up to 1050 meters. Soils vary from limestone rubble and silt, to calcareous to sandy-loam.

Vinification: Grapes are handpicked, sorted and destemmed followed by cool fermentation in stainless steel vats. After primary fermentation is complete, the young wine is transferred to new French oak casks where where it will undergo malolactic fermentation and age for a period of 24 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

Additional Information

Bouchet is an old clown of Cabernet Franc. It is vigorous and robust, with aromas of green pepper and cassis, and a special concentration of tannins that are in balance with the softness and sweetness enjoyed in the mouth. Pair with spiced lamb, peppered veal, pasta stuffed with meat.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mendoza
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Silt, Calcareous
  • Avg Vine Age: 90 Years
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.2 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Bouchet

Recent Press

  • Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
    "I guess Cabernet Franc can, in fact, get its swervy on. Who knew? 65 year old vines, and more or less a field blend form the vineyard. They’re going for a smooth style here, so the result is silky and touch heavy on the VA again, but the combination of its tannic pucker and the spicy freshness of its dark cherry fruits makes this one of the few “sexy” offerings to grave the virtual 1WD pages for months."
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
    "The 2008 Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet is the second terroir-driven wine from 90-year-old vines in Los Nobles and Las Compuertas. Again, it has a voluptuous, decadent bouquet that is sweet and ripe with raisin and fig aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and plenty of graphite-tinged black fruit. It has slightly better balance than the Malbec Verdot, although it is still weighed down by the new oak."

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