The Luján de Cuyo Controlled Denomination of Origin (C.D.O.)
Controlled Denomination of Origin (C.D.O.) is the name that identifies the products originated in a region, which have singular qualities that are the unique result of the geographical region from which they come, including the natural and human factors involved in their production.
The Luján de Cuyo Controlled Denomination of Origin Board, a nonprofit civil association formed by regional winemakers and grape growers, was created on October 12th. 1989 to protect, promote and disseminate, through the establishment of the first Denomination of Origin in America, the characteristic red cepage that chiefly consists of the Malbec variety, and the most popular CABERNET SAUVIGNON and FRANC, MERLOT, PINOT NOIR and SYRAH. In addition, the association also seeks to recommend the SEMILLÓN, CHARDONNAY, SAUVIGNON, RIESLING and PINOT BLANCHE white vines.
From the onset, led by Eng. Alberto H. Arizu (Sr.) who is currently the Chairman of the C.D.O. Board, Luigi Bosca was part of the initiative, and in 1991 it launched to market the first Argentine C.D.O. wine.
The wines from Luján de Cuyo, which are entitled to have the so longed for Luján de Cuyo C.D.O. legend printed on the label, must meet strict requirements. For more information, please refer to:
How to identify wines with the Luján de Cuyo Controlled Denomination of Origin (C.D.O.)
The wines with the Luján de Cuyo Controlled Denomination of Origin (C.D.O.) must bear the C.D.O. certification seal and sticker.
LUIGI BOSCA MALBEC D.O.C
This was the first C.D.O. certified Argentine wine, and later on it became the archetype of the Luján de Cuyo spirit. It has been made every year since 1991, and has always qualified for the category.