Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles · Malbec Verdot
Malbec, Petit Verdot
Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Field Blend · Malbec Verdot 2014 is a unique deep violet reddish field blend with ruby reflections. It has expressive and intense aromas, with red and black fruit, sweet spices, jams and smooth smoked notes from its ageing process. It is sharp and voluptuous in the mouth, with a balanced freshness as a result of its fruity and spicy character. Clean and deep in the palate, with fine and smooth tannins and a long finish that allows us to perceive a floral aftertaste. It is a really distinctive red blend, very representative of the Arizu family
|Vineyards||Finca Los Nobles, Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.|
|Age of the vineyards||More than 90 years.|
|Variety||Malbec (predominant) and Petit Verdot (mixed at the vineyard).|
|Agronomists||Engineer Alberto Arizu Sr. / Engineer Juan Sola.|
|Ageing potential||15 years.|
|Recommended wine serving temperature||Between 15°C and 18°C.|
Perfect to pair special dishes such as gigot en croute with peas and eggplants, or lamb with sherry onions, bacon and cauliflower puree.
Continental climate, with a wide temperature range between day and night, and well-defined seasons which contribute to a good growth of the vines. The altitude and its microclimate are ideal for the grapes since they provide a unique character. Many hours of good sunlight.
Soil and vine
One factor that makes this wine unique is being the result of a natural crossing at the vineyard of old vines of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The sector of the vineyard where the grapes are taken has a sandy loam structure with regular sized stones at half depth. No chemical herbicides are used at the vineyard, and organic practices are implemented for its care and treatment.
The grapes are hand-picked in boxes from 18 to 20 kilograms, clusters are then selected and destemmed for further grains selection. The must is cold macerated for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 12°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks of 6,000 liter capacity with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurs and then is matured for 16 to 18 months. Once the ageing is finished, the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least 12 months before market release.
Ageing in barrels
Aging in new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.
Comments by the winemaker
The dry and warm weather of the 2014 season resulted in excellent raw material with ripe profile and great fruity expression. It is a field blend of unrepeatable style, great elegance and finesse. Petit Verdot, present in 6% of this wine, blends with Malbec providing its character and spirit, thus complementing Malbecs smoothness and sweetness. The result is a highly complex and harmonious wine.
Alcohol: 14.50° PH: 3.50 Total acidity: 6 g/l Residual sugar: 2.73 g/l