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Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec – Petit Verdot – Tannat

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Malbec, Petit Verdot, TannatMalbec, Petit Verdot, Tannat

Luigi Bosca Gala 1 is a deep intense red, but with the brightness of young wines. The nicely elegant nose has hints of black olives, licorice and tobacco. Compact on the palate, strong but without edges. An intense, modern red with ripe tannins, full-bodied and persistent. Ends with a subtle vanilla note, delivered by its aging in oak barrels, coming together harmoniously in a long, complex finish.

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.
Winemakers José Irrera / Vicente Garzia.
Ageing potential 10 years.
Recommended wine serving temperature Between 16°C and 18°C.

Recommended pairings

A perfect match for meat empanadas, lamb confit and potato pie.

Climate

Continental climate, with a wide range of temperature between day and night, and distinct seasons which contribute to good plant growth. The altitude and its microclimate are ideal for the grapes since they provide a unique character. Good luminosity with many sun hours.

Soil and vine

This red wine is a blend of batches selected from three vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo, with outstanding health and phytosanitary cleanness. The soils are sandy-loam, with stones from different sizes, short organic matter and very good drainage.

Yield per hectare

6,000 kg/ha, 42 hl/ha.

Winemaking

The three varieties are vinified separately in exactly the same way. The grapes are hand-picked in boxes from 18 to 20 kilograms, clusters are selected, then they are destemmed and after that the best grains are chosen. The must is macerated in cold for 5 to 7 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 15,000 liters, with extraction works such as delestage and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, only the Malbec is aged in oak barrels where their malolactic fermentation occurs and it is matured for 14 months. Once the ageing is finished, the final blend is done, after that they are stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least a year before putting them in the market.

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 made based on the flagship Argentinean strain trying to show the potential of the variety. The 2014 harvest was very stable as regards the climate, and produced grapes of excellent quality and great character.

Technical data

Alcohol: 14° | PH: 3.60 | Total acidity: 5.10 g/l | Residual sugar: 2.65 g/l