Wine in Argentina

In Argentina wine is part of our national culture. Located south of the Americas, with a population of 42 million inhabitants and an area 4 times greater than that of France, Argentina is one of the ecological reserves in the world.

Possessing a remarkable natural and landscape, it peaks coexist with plains, lush vegetation with absolute aridity, steppe forests and glaciers with cataracts.

In this context, and over five centuries, Argentina has developed a very unique viticulture. The altitude, the continental climate, the extent and diversity of terroirs, low soil fertility, dry weather, the purity of meltwater and cultural legacy of wine make our wines possess unique identity and quality.

The Arizu - Four generations dedicated to wine

The Arizu family has a strong European legacy that dates back to the XVIII century, to the small village of Unzue in the Basque country.

In 1890, Leoncio Arizu arrived in Argentina searching for new opportunities, and in 1901 he founded the Winery in the province of Mendoza. Then he and the Boscas, another old and prosperous family that had emigrated from the Piamonte region in Italy, decided to join efforts and founded what is today Bodega Luigi Bosca – Arizu Family.

After 114 years, Leoncio Arizu’s legacy is still in the hands of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who honor the tradition of producing great wines.
The Arizu Family has played a leading role in major changes in the local wine producing industry. In 1989, the firm had an active participation in the foundation of the first Argentine C.D.O., the “Lujan de Cuyo” Controlled Denomination of Origin (C.D.O.). the PDO.

Continuous innovation, an unwavering work spirit, and a perpetual quest to achieve the ultimate expression of Argentine wine, have always been the Arizu Family distinctive mark, and have also driven the Winery to gain recognition for making wines with a style and personality of their own, that are the best expression of the terroir and the region’s style, culture and people.

Luigi Bosca

For many years, four generations of grape growers have worked, with absolute passion and devotion to the land, to understand the intention of the vineyard.
The major pillars on which Luigi Bosca has consolidated its credentials are a prestige based on the expertise gained and transferred over the years, the sustained and homogeneous quality of its wines, and a perpetual quest for excellence through innovation and state-of-the-art technology.

Today, the Winery is a leading player in the great wines segment of the Argentine domestic market, while it has also achieved a strong and valued position in global markets.

Its wines are present in the most iconic gastronomic sites across the world, and served aboard the most reputable international airlines.

The Winery

Located in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, the Winery’s architectural design is classic, and the building was built over an old mill originally located in the place.

Vineyards

The firm has always built upon the notion of continuously searching for the best terroir for each vine.

The terroir is a limited space where the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, the geographic location, and the climate, yield specific and differentiated products. In addition, the terroir is influenced by conditions such as altitude, plant orientation, slopes, rainfall distribution, the sunlight hours, etc.

With the intention of approaching the Terroir with utmost respect, Bodega Luigi Bosca has adopted some of the most beneficial standards inherent to the biodynamic planting system, based on a work philosophy that seeks to boost the plant to make it fit for self-defense.

The promotion of biodiversity is one of the biodynamic keys applied by Bodega Luigi Bosca: the vineyard has never been in isolation. We should make it feel part of a comprehensive system, and make it live with, and be enhanced by other species.

The firm owns seven vineyard estates located in privileged areas of Mendoza: Lujan de Cuyo, Maipú and Valle de Uco. The different vine varieties grown in these areas were brought from Europe towards the end of the XIX century, so today’s vineyards are the result of a selection of the best old family vineyards.

Finca Los Nobles

Location
Calise s/n, Luján de Cuyo.
District
Las Compuertas.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling.
Altitude
1.050 msnm.
Total area
50 hectáreas.
Characteristics
This is the land where the grapes to make the firm’s ultra premium wines are grown. The vineyards are 90 years old, and grow in a sandy soil with flood irrigation, according to Mendoza’s tradition.

Finca La Linda

Location
Viamonte s/n, Luján de Cuyo.
District
Vistalba.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec, Tannat, Chardonnay.
Altitude
960 msnm.
Total area
32 hectáreas.
Characteristics
Luigi Bosca Malbec C.D.O., a wine with unique characteristics, originates in these iconic vineyards owned by Luigi Bosca that are more than 50 years old.

Finca El Paraíso

Location
Ruta 60 s/n, Maipú.
District
El Paraíso.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gewürztraminer.
Altitude
780 msnm.
Total area
295 hectáreas.
Characteristics
This is the largest vineyard estate owned by Bodega Luigi Bosca, one that includes the greatest vine diversity. The soil is irrigated through a mixed system including surface channels and dripping.

Finca Don Leoncio

Location
Maipú.
District
Barrancas.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Bonarda, Tannat, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier.
Altitude
820 msnm.
Total area
220 hectáreas.
Characteristics
A vineyard estate with different European varieties that are more than 20 years old. It provides grapes of excellent quality to produce the different wine lines of the Winery.

Finca La España

Location
Ruta 40 Sur, Luján de Cuyo.
District
Carrodilla.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Merlot.
Altitude
820 msnm.
Total area
17 hectáreas.
Characteristics
Another old vineyard estate owned by the Arizu Family, with plants that are more than 40 years old, located on clay-loam soils with very good drainage. The vineyards are trained according to the trellising method and drip irrigated.

Finca Los Miradores

Location
Carril Benigno Aguirre s/n, Los Árboles, Tunuyán.
District
Valle de Uco.
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec.
Altitude
1.150 msnm.
Total area
50 hectáreas.
Characteristics
This is the highest altitude vineyards owned by the Arizu Family. They have been planted over a decade ago and have adapted perfectly well to the environment. Irrigated with a leading-edge dripping system, the grapes have a unique character.

Finca Miralejos

Location
San Carlos
District
Altamira
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec
Altitude
1120 m.a.s.l.
Total area
19 hectares.
Characteristics
Located in Altamira (San Carlos), the heart of Valle de Uco, 1120 meters high, this 19-hectare vineyard planted with Malbec in its entirety has a stony soil that provides grapes of great character and personality.

Finca Gualtallary

Location
Tupungato
District
Gualtallary
Implanted grape varieties
Malbec
Altitude
1300 m.a.s.l.
Total area
15 hectares.
Characteristics
This is Arizu family's highest vineyard (1300 meters high) and it is planted on the most important area of Tupungato Department, with 15 hectares of Malbec that are irrigated by a pressurized drip system.

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