- Gala 1 2017
OverviewContinuous 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 Details editLuigi Bosca Gala 1 is an innovating wine inside and out. Intense and bright violet red, with subtle and balanced aromas, red fruit and fresh spicy notes. It is agile and expressive, voluptuous, strong in the mouth, what adds great potential. Fresh and modern in the palate, vibrant, juicy, with very good fruit concentration. The well-integrated wood can be perceived in its persistent finish. It is a pioneering Malbec-blend, which still has a long life to run.
- Appellation: Mendoza
- Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
- Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
- Soil: Limestone, Silt, Calcareous
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- Avg Vine Age: 50 Years
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- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.4 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 8974476056 2
- Varietals: 85% Malbec, 10% Petite Verdot, 5% Tannat
Recent News edit
Vinous Rating: 91
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
"Bright red-ruby. Complex aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, chocolate and spices. Suave and fine-grained, with nicely integrated acidity energizing and shaping the middle palate. I like the sweetening influence of the oak here (50% new and 50% second-use French barriques for the dominant Malbec element) but this wine also displays more fresh-fruit intensity than the 2016 version. This ripe, juicy blend stands out for its elegance. Finishes with firm tannins that avoid dryness."