Gala 2 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 2 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 casks for 14 months.

Additional Information

The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot seduces at first sight. It is a remarkably structured and elegant wine. The concentration of black fruit and toasted aromas contributed by 14 months ageing in French oak casks is crowned with a long and velvety palate.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mendoza
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Silt, Calcareous
  • Avg Vine Age: 50 Years
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.25 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
    "Full, dark red. Subtly scented nose hints at plum, berries, spicy oak, lead pencil and bell pepper. Nicely dense but light on its feet, with fairly intense berry, tobacco and herb flavors given definition and lift by harmonious acidity and a firm spine of fine-grained tannins. The wine's tight grain and finishing energy suggest that it will mellow further with another year or two of cellaring and last well. This suave young blend finishes savory and dry, with subtle, slowly rising length."
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Michael Schachner
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    "Subdued but also rocking at times, this blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc along with Merlot opens with appealing aromas of coconut, graphite, cigar, plum and berry. A racy, almost lemony palate is emboldened by fairly loud acidity, while flavors of coconut, raspberry, cherry and citrus peel run long on the finish. Drink through 2028."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
    "This features sanguine accents to the red plum, dried berry and dark olive flavors that are supported by firm acidity. The supple finish has some peppery notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2019."

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