Luigi Bosca · Malbec . Terroir Los Miradores
Luigi Bosca · Malbec . Terroir Los Miradores is a wine that reflects the spirit of a new vineyard. A deep bright violet red wine with notes reminiscent of intense and concentrated aromas, fruits of the forest, spices and fresh herbs. It is voluptuous and consistent in the mouth, with lively tannins and a great grip. It is clean and expressive in the palate, with a strong character, typicity and a finish as persistent as refreshing. A modern red wine with great personality and potential to gain complexity after its ageing process.
|Vineyards||Finca Los Miradores, Villa Seca (IG Tunuyán sub-appellation), Valle de Uco, Mendoza.|
|Age of the vineyards||10 years.|
|Agronomists||Engineer Alberto Arizu Sr. / Engineer Juan Sola.|
|Ageing potential||12 years.|
|Recommended wine serving temperature||Between 15°C and 18°C. We suggest decanting the wine at least one hour before drinking.|
Perfect to enjoy with special dishes such as lamb tortellini, or a rôti veal shoulder with sweet potatoes, carrots and root vegetable salad.
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
Three massal selections of Malbec coming from other vineyards from the family were planted in the Finca Los Miradores in order to pick the grapes to elaborate this wine. The population that obtained the best expression was the chosen one, and after a decade, the vines have been settled in their terroir and have achieved a perfect balance to provide grapes of excellent quality. The vines are treated in a biodynamic way.
The grapes are harvested manually, clusters are selected, then they are destemmed and after that the best grains are chosen. The must is macerated in cold for 3 to 5 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 6,000 liters, with extraction works such as delestage and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, part of the wine is aged in new French oak barrels in which malolactic conversion takes place and it is matured for 12 months. Once the ageing is finished, it is blended with the part that has been kept in stainless steel tanks, then it is stabilized, filtered and the final blend is bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least six months before market release.
Ageing in barrels
Part of the wine is aged in new French oak barrels during 12 months.
Comments by the winemaker
It is the faithful expression of what this variety is able to provide in the Uco Valley. The best selections of our old Luján vineyards growing and ripening in this fresh and high terroir result in a strong, deep and elegant Malbec. Given its cold weather characteristics throughout the year, the 2016 harvest highlighted the floral, spicy and herbal notes inherent to the vine, as well as its juicy balance in the mouth.
Alcohol: 14.20° | PH: 3.60 | Total acidity: 5.10 g/l | Residual sugar: 1.95 g/l