Icono Luigi Bosca 2008

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: Sourced from Luigi Bosca’s Los Nobles vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo. Vines are on average 90 years old and sit an elevations up to 1050 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. After primary fermentation is complete, the young wine is transferred to new French oak casks where where it will undergo malolactic fermentation and age for a period of 18 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

Additional Information

Grapes achieve great complexity, structure and personality through the limestone soil, while the exuberance of aromas is provided by the granite rock. Deep red color with violet hints. Vigorous and robust, well- structured, full-bodied and balanced. Oily, with marked aromas of black fruit, ripe plum, cassis, blackberry, and a refined violet bouquet. Velvety finish in the mouth. Pair with spiced game meat, roasted lamb, pasta with intense sauces.

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
    "Rich and refined with beautiful dark fruit and chocolate. Vanilla character too. Full body, velvety tannins and fruity finish. Full blown winemaking with fermentation and malo in barrel and aged 12 months in barrel. Malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now."
  • 1WineDude.com Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
    "Speaking of sexy (a double-team!), this 60/40 Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon split is very, very, very deep and savory. Currants with bedroom eyes the color of obsidians, and they’re in a not-to-be-denied lock stare with your sorry ass. Tea and tobacco leaf compliment a mineral-water like mouthfeel. It’s like drinking a slightly aged Cab, so I’m not sure how well it will hold up in ten or fifteen years, but there’s really little reason to wait, anyway."
  • Score: 88 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
    "The 2008 Icono is from 90-year-old vines in Los Nobles and Las Compuertas, located at over 1,000 meters altitude. It is handpicked and raised in new French oak for six months and then it is transferred into new French oak again for a further 12 months. Given the effective 200% new oak regime, you cannot deny that the fruit does handle the oak well, although it is difficult to ascertain the terroir. The palate is sweet and ripe on the entry, with copious red berry fruit, marmalade and fig, more Napa Valley boldness in style. It is hedonistic and showy, but the oak oppresses the sense of terroir and personality."

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