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  • Mendoza, Argentina

Key Facts

  • Established: 1901
  • Hectares: more than 700

Wine Types

  • organic-principles

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The Arizu family has been making wine in Mendoza since 1901 and four generations later it is one of the few wineries in Argentina that is still owned by its founders. It is now one of Argentina’s leading estates and was actively involved in the creation of the Luján de Cuyo D.O.C, the first in Argentina.
Luigi Bosca owns seven vineyards located in the province of Mendoza, based around Luján de Cuyo which covers more than 700 hectares; some of the varietals grown date back to the late 19th century when they were brought directly from Europe. They have a laissez faire approach to viticulture (thanks to Mendoza’s low humidity, pure mountain water and fresh breezes) and indeed apply biodynamic principles even though they do not hold certification.

The Finca la Linda wines are Luigi Bosca’s fruit-driven wines that show impressive quality at this price. The Torrontés comes from their vineyard in Cafayate in Salta province that lies at 1700m above sea level. The wine is fermented dry with lifted floral aromas of white peach and orange zest, balanced by crisp acidity and is not over sweetly perfumed, like some. The Malbec comes from 30-year-old vineyards and is our best selling red wine. It is velvety, well structured and boasts a fantastic morello cherry and spice character. The Bonarda, a medium-bodied and velvety wine with soft ripe tannins and dried fig character.

The Luigi Bosca signature range covers a wide variety of wines. The Brut is made up of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir and is an elegant wine with ripe fruit flavours and hazelnuts. 50% aged in oak, the De Sangre is produced from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 8% Merlot and is a complex and robust red. It has great intensity with black fruit and spices. The Selección de Granos Nobles is made from 100% Gewürztraminer and has 70 g/l of residual sugar. It displays tropical flowers and fruit and has a remarkable depth and silky texture – perfect with blue cheese, foie gras or fruity desserts.

The newly rebranded “Terroir” range includes the D.O.C Single Vineyard Malbec, one of the first single vineyard Malbecs in Argentina that comes from the 80-year-old vines of the Vistalba vineyard. This Malbec is intense and complex with delicate spices, notes of mocha and blackberries and has an elegant, yet firm structure.

All the Gala wines are blends from the best Bosca vineyards. Gala 3 is an unusual blend of 50% Viognier, 40% Chardonnay and 10% Riesling that stands out for its uplifted floral aromas, white peach and apricot fruit and delicate notes of vanilla. Gala 1 is 85% Malbec, 10% Tannat and 5% Petit Verdot while the Gala 2 is produced from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot. Gala 4 is arguably one of the best Cabernet Franc blends to have come out of Argentina, made up of 95% Cabernet Franc; the remaining 5% Malbec gives the wine a more rounded mouth-feel.

Finally the Finca Los Nobles wines have even more complexity and structure. The Chardonnay comes from 90-year-old vines and has exquisite aromas of tropical fruit with a touch of honey; half of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged on its lees. The Cabernet Bouchet is a field blend of Bouchet, a clone of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is intense and robust, with aromas of cassis and green pepper. Icono is Luigi Bosca’s flagship wine, a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the capacity to age for at least 25 years. It has huge complexity with aromas of black fruit, ripe plum, and cassis with an elegant and refined violet, floral bouquet.

“Few wines stamp their personality on Argentina the way that Luigi Bosca does. Combine opulence, quality and style with incredible value and you have wines that deserve their household reputation, both domestically and in the international markets. You just can’t go wrong at any level with these wines.” Phil Crozier, Director of Wines, GAUCHO

Gala 2 2013
91, Wine Enthusiast, 2016
Gala 1 2013
92, Wine Enthusiast, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90, Wine & Spirits, 2016
Malbec DOC Single Vineyard 2013
91, Wine Spectator 2015
Malbec DOC Single Vineyard 2013
Top 100 Wines of 2015, Wine Spectator
Malbec 2013
90, Wine Spectator, 2015
Gala 3 2014
Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Brut Methode Traditional NV
Bronze, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Chardonnay Finca Los Nobles 2014
Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2016
Luigi Bosca Malbec, 2013
International Wine Challenge 2016 - Bronze
Finca Los Nobles Chardonnay, 2014
International Wine Challenge 2016 - Bronze
Malbec DOC 2013
Top 100 Wines of the Year, 2015 - Wine Spectator (91 pts)
Pinot Noir La Consulta 2013 Bronze Medal
Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters 2015
Pinot Noir La Consulta 2013 Bronze Medal
Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters 2015
Luigi Bosca Gala 1 2012 Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Malbec DOC 2011 Decanter Top 50 Wines of South America under £20 
October 2013
Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot Noir 2012, Silver Medal
The Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters 2014
Luigi Bosca Malbec Seleccion Vistalba
Silver Medal, AWA 2014 (Argentinean Wine Awards)
#50 Bloomberg Business Week Top 100 most prestigious companies 2013
Producer Wine Vintage Bottle Shot Wine Label Technical Sheet Tasting Note
Luigi Bosca Bonarda Finca La Linda 2014
Luigi Bosca Cabernet Sauvignan 2013
Luigi Bosca Chardonnay Finca La Linda 2015
Luigi Bosca Chardonnay Finca Los Nobles 2013
Luigi Bosca De Sangre 2012
Luigi Bosca Field Blend Cabernet Bouchet Finca Los Nobles 2010
Luigi Bosca Field Blend Malbec Verdot Finca Los Nobles 2012
Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Malbec Petit Verdot Tannat 2012
Luigi Bosca Gala 2 Cabernet~Sauvignon~Cabernet~Franc~Merlot
Luigi Bosca Gala 3 Viognier~Riesling~Chardonnay
Luigi Bosca Gala 4 Cabernet~Franc~Malbec
Luigi Bosca Gewurztraminer Seleccion de Granos Nobles 2012
Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot Noir La Consulta Uco Valley 2012
Luigi Bosca Icono Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Luigi Bosca Malbec 2013
Luigi Bosca Malbec D.O.C Single Vineyard Vistalba Lujan de Cuy 2013
Luigi Bosca Malbec Finca La Linda 2014
Luigi Bosca Malbec Los Miradores Villa Seca Tunuyan Uco Valley 2013
Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir 2014
Luigi Bosca Syrah Finca La Linda 2014
Luigi Bosca Tempranillo Finca La Linda 2014
Luigi Bosca Torrontes Finca La Linda 2015
Luigi Bosca Viognier Finca La Linda 2015