Malbec D.O.C. 2018

Luigi Bosca

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.

In 1989 Luigi Bosca collaborated actively to create the Lujan de Cuyo Denomination of Origin, the only D.O.C. established in Argentina, proudly bringing it into line with other D.O.C.s worldwide. To be labeled D.O.C. a wine must adhere to strict regulations; vines must hale from a single vineyard and average 50 years or older. Plantings must be kept to under 550 plants per hectare with yields of not more than 10,000kg. In the winery, wines must be aged a minimum of 12 months in barrique. Additionally, each bottle must be numbered.

Terroir: Sourced from Bosca’s estate vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo- Maipu. Vines average 70 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 14 months aging in new and second use French oak. The wine is lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Additional Information

Intense violet color with aromas of cherry and ripe plum. Spiced, with mocha and blackberry hints. Gracefully sweet, with a persistent, delicate perfume and an elegant structure.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Lujan de Cuyo DOC
  • 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: 12/750ml, 3L
  • Varietals: 100% Malbec

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    "The harmonious and elegant 2018 Malbec D O C, one of the few proper Controlled Appellation (D.O.C.) wines from Luján de Cuyo, gave birth to their Terroir Collection, and the line has been broadened with wines that show the expression from different terroirs from Mendoza. They are about to launch a Malbec from Finca Miralejos in Altamira. This one from Luján was produced with fruit from old vines, fermented with selected grapes in stainless steel and matured for 14 months in used French oak barrels, while in the past they used new barrels, so now the oak is subtle and integrated, neatly folded into the fruit. This is a clear improvement over previous years, and they have been able to improve the quality and grow in volume. 320,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020."
  • Rodeo Uncorked Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
    "The 2020 competition, held Nov. 16-17 at NRG Center, included 3,528 entries from 19 countries, including France, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Argentina and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 480 entries, and 380 entries came from this year’s featured region, Mendoza, Argentina. Look for these award-winning wines at retail locations and plan to enjoy a selection at the Champion Wine Garden during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo."
    Grade: Gold Medal - Class Champion
  • Score: 93 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    "Perfumed and fruity with fresh flowers and pretty fruit. Medium to full body, creamy tannins and a bright finish. I like the freshness and energy in this. Drink or hold."

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