Argentina is located in the southernmost point of South America. With an area of nearly 3 million km2, it is the second largest country in South America, and the eighth in the world with a population of approximately 38 million.
The shear size of the country lends itself to a diversity of terroir particularly with the huge influence of the Andes. Cattle farming, mining and energy production rate amongst the larger industries in Argentina but Agriculture is by far the largest, so the rapid expansion into vine growing has been a natural and successful one. Although the rootstocks were introduced more than 400 years ago by Spanish settlers 15 years ago most restaurants, hotels and wine shops barely had one or two Argentinean wines. Now most have a selection of several varieties and some have 100% Argentine wines on their list, like Gaucho Grill
There are seven grape growing regions spreading from north to south, with different latitudes, altitudes and soils, which produce the most prestigious Malbec and Torrontes to be found in the international market, but many other varieties are grown including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Riesling, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bonarda, Barbera, Petit Verdot, Tannat, and more. Nearly 50% of the vineyard area of Argentina is covered with red varieties with Malbec accounting for only 25% surprisingly, but this is the variety most consumers associate with Argentinean wine. Malbec was originally from Southern France, known as Côt and now even some French producers are putting Malbec on their labels due to its popularity!
Experimentation with vitis vinifera and the terroir is leading to some interesting and globally acceptable award winning wines. Luigi Bosca Wines is one of the leaders of this successful exploration and rapid expansion with their continuous quest to raise the standard of excellence through innovation and experimentation making them a model for other Argentine wineries
Now into the fourth generation, Bosca's invaluable years of experience are clear with its four wine ranges, Finca La Linda, Luigi Bosca Reserva, the Gala Collection and Finca Los Nobles, each reflecting a consistent and superior quality, individuality, and the utmost attention to detail. There is a wine for every palate!
With regular reviews from prestigious wine journalist such as Jancis Robinson M.W., Oz Clarke and Anthony Rose and too many awards to list the Luigi Bosca Winery is one of Bancroft Wines crown jewels.