Luigi Bosca · De Sangre
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot
Luigi Bosca · De Sangre is a bright burgundy red wine with ruby shades. It has subtle and balanced aromas, with herby and spicy notes. It is voluptuous and expressive in the mouth, with incipient tannins. It is clean, well-bodied, vivacious and fresh in the palate, with a gentle character. Persistent finish, when the Cabernets typicity is perceived together with smoked aromas from its ageing process. It is a blend with a great storage capacity that reflects the familys spirit.
|Vineyards||Cabernet Sauvignon from Finca Los Nobles, Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo; Syrah from Finca El Paraíso, El Paraíso, Maipú; and Merlot from Finca La España, Carrodilla, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.|
|Altitude||1050 meters, 960 meters and 820 meters.|
|Age of the vineyards||90 years, 30 years and 30 years respectively.|
|Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Syrah 8%, Merlot 7%.|
|Agronomists||Engineer Alberto Arizu Sr / Engineer Juan Sola.|
|Winemakers||Pablo Cúneo / Vicente Garzia.|
|Ageing potential||7 years.|
|Recommended wine serving temperature||Between 15°C and 18°C.|
Perfect to enjoy with a mushroom risotto or some baby back ribs with corncob and wood roasted potatoes.
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 cold macerated from 5 to 7 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeasts in small stainless-steel tanks with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, the three varieties are separately stored for 12 months in French oak (90%) and American oak (10%) barrels. After completing the ageing process, the final blend is done, and the wine is stabilized, filtered and bottled. It is stored in the winery for a year before market release.
Ageing in barrels
These three varieties are aged separately for 12 months in oak barrels, French (90%) and American (10%).
Comments by the winemaker
Luigi Bosca De Sangre is a wine that represents the Arizu familys spirit, vocation and winegrowing expertise. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend harvested in one of the highest areas of Luján de Cuyo, with an intense spicy and ripe character that goes hand in hand with Syrahs floral expression and Merlots fruity and earthy notes. Its ageing in oak barrels highlights its structure, softness and complexity.
Alcohol: 13.80° PH: 3.60 Total acidity: 5.33 g/l Residual sugar: 2.90 g/l