Luigi Bosca Gala 1 · Malbec · Petit Verdot · Tannat
Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tannat
Luigi Bosca Gala 1 is an innovating wine inside and out. Intense and bright violet red, with subtle and balanced aromas, red fruit and fresh spicy notes. It is agile and expressive, voluptuous, strong in the mouth, what adds great potential. Fresh and modern in the palate, vibrant, juicy, with very good fruit concentration. The well-integrated wood can be perceived in its persistent finish. It is a pioneering Malbec-blend, which still has a long life to run.
|Vineyards||Finca Los Nobles, Finca La España y Finca La Linda, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.|
|Altitude||1,050 meters, 820 meters, 960 meters.|
|Age of the vineyards||90 years, 30 years, 30 years.|
|Variety||Malbec 85%, Tannat 10%, Petit Verdot 5%.|
|Agronomists||Engineer Alberto Arizu Sr. / Engineer Juan Sola.|
|Production||4,089 9-liter cases.|
|Ageing potential||10 years.|
|Recommended wine serving temperature||Between 15°C and 18°C.|
It is perfect to enjoy with special dishes such as cotoletta alla milanese or pork fillet with sweet potato purée.
Continental climate, with a wide range of temperature 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
This red wine is a blend from three vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo, with outstanding health and phytosanitary conditions. The soils are sandy-loam, with stones from varying size, poor organic matter and very good drainage.
The three varieties are vinified separately exactly the same way. The grapes are hand-picked, clusters are then sorted and destemmed for further grain selection. The must is macerated in cold for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then the must is fermented with selected yeast in small stainless steel tanks, with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, only the Malbec is aged in oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurs and is then matured for 14 months. Once the ageing is finished and the final blend is done the wine is clarified, filtered and bottled. It is stored at the winery for at least 6 months before market release.
Ageing in barrels
Only the Malbec is aged in oak barrels for 14 months.
Comments by the winemaker
This wine was the first blend of the winery based on the flagship Argentinean variety, trying to show the potential of Malbec. This blend of Tannat, that provides structure, and Petit Verdot, which adds complexity, define an intense, modern and elegant wine. The 2016 harvest had a cool to cold weather throughout the plants growth and grapes maturity cycle, thus resulting in great intensity and aromatic precision. Fresh red fruit, floral and spicy notes stand out, while the fresh acidity and soft tannins in the mouth, also typical of the time of the year, add brightness, texture and a long finish.
Alcohol: 14.60° | PH: 3.44 | Total acidity: 5.63 g/l | Residual sugar: 2.72 g/l