Gala 1 2014

Luigi Bosca

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: Gala 1 is selected from the finest parcels within the estate vineyards of La Linda, La Espana, Los Nobles and Las Compuertas. Vines are on average 50 years old and sit an elevations p to 960 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. The wines are blended and aged in 100% new French oak caask for 14 months.

Additional Information

A sophisticated Malbec-based blend with soft Petit Verdot and Tannat contributions. A muscular, elegant wine. Deep color, with rich aromas of red fruit and delicate spiced notes. Modern, harmonious and full-bodied, it is a vigorous caress that leaves a subtle, vanilla trail in the palate. Very persistent.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mendoza
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Silt, Calcareous
  • Avg Vine Age: 50 Years
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 85% Malbec, 15% Petite Verdot, 5% Tannat

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
    Slightly baked aromas of raisin, blackberry and caramel are deep and dense more than bright. This Malbec blend is well built, with spicy flavors of berry fruits and cocoa. The oak on the finish is toasty and leads to dryness and a sense of fineness. Drink through 2023.
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    A plush red, featuring flavors of hot stone, dried raspberry and red plum, with graphite notes. The supple finish has sandalwood and cedary accents. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Tannat. Drink now through 2018.

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