Gala 1 2015

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 at elevations up 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 cask 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, 10% Petite Verdot, 5% Tannat

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    "Bright medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of redcurrant, plum, black olive, peppery herbs, tobacco leaf and building spicy oak. Fine-grained but quite firm and a bit peppery, offering very good intensity and verve but modest flesh to its flavors of berries, plum, licorice and mocha. Finishes with substantial palate- and tooth-dusting peppery tannins and good lift and length. The '16 version may offer a lighter touch but there's a bit more material here."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
    "Well-spiced, with a concentrated core of dark cherry, raspberry and dark currant flavors that feature forest floor notes. Long and juicy on the finish, showing cocoa powder accents. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Tannat. Drink now through 2021."

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