Luigi Bosca Malbec 2017
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo|
Bright, dark red. Some soil and spice tones to the mellow aromas of plum, redcurrant and licorice. Plump, fairly fine-grained and classically dry in an Old World way, with moderately intense red fruit flavors accented by black pepper and spices. The tannins are a bit dusty but essentially soft. A sound example of its Vistalba appellation.
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.