Gala 2 2016

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

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    "Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of tobacco leaf, plum, redcurrant, licorice and fresh herbs; the element of herbacity is a bit more intrusive than that of the 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as higher-pitched. But a step up in intensity, with raspberry, redcurrant, spice and mocha flavors supported by the acidity of the vintage. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry, with good length and lift. This blend could still use another year of cellaring. It strikes me as every bit as good as the 2015 version, perhaps with more energy and tannic structure. (14.1% alcohol)"
    Grade: 90+ points

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