Malbec 2017

As a tribute to the land and to those who work it, Luigi Bosca have worked more than 110 years to understand the intention of the vine. The passion of four generations of the same family, shown in Bodega Luigi Bosca’s collection, reflects the result of an ambitious effort started many years ago: the wish to express the thorough version of the essence of Argentine wine.

Terroir: Sourced from Bosca’s east facing La Linda vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo- Maipo. Vines average 50 years and sit at an elevation of 960 meters. Soils here are well drained and shallow based with a mix of limestone and silt.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and meticulously sorted and destemmed upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks followed by 12 months aging in new and second use French oak. The wine is lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Additional Information

Deep ruby red color, with aromas of ripe red fruit, spices and black pepper. The palate intensity is complemented by the softness and sweetness of tannins. Full-bodied and well structured. Pair with grilled or broiled red meat, deer, hard cheese.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mendoza
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Silt
  • Avg Vine Age: 50 years
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.3 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Malbec

Recent Press

  • Good Housekeeping Author: Lizz Schumer
    Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
    20 Best Thanksgiving Wines at Every Price Point to Pair With Turkey -- "For those who like their red wine on the tannic side, reach for this spicy, peppery Malbec from Argentina. It plays well with rich dishes without overwhelming your palate. And if your family is one of those that serves a red meat like prime rib alongside (or in place of ) the big bird, Malbec's a great pairing choice."
  • Score: 91 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    "A ripe and generous malbec for this category with full blackberries and blackcurrants and enough supple tannins to balance the generous body and make the finish rather dry. Good length. Drink now."
  • VinePair Author: Edward Deitch
    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
    "This $19 wine is a textbook example of why Argentine Malbec is so successful and popular, with its ripe, juicy fruit character and refreshing acidity that make it a pleasure to drink even though it has just been released. With a dark-fruit core, this medium-bodied wine with 14 percent ABV also delivers complexity, with touches of tobacco and balsamic, and a hint of milk chocolate. Try it with grilled pork chops and steak, as well as burgers, and even pizza."

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