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Bodega Luigi Bosca - Icono 2015

Red Wine from Mendoza · Argentina
£99.95 £75.00
Case Rate: £75.00
Ex Tax: £62.50
Country:
Wine Region: Mendoza
Wine Area: Lujan de Cuyo
Wine Maker: Pablo Cúneo
Grape: Merlot Blend
Alcohol Percentage: 14.6%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Limited Stock: (5 btls)
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94 pts  James Suckling
Country:
Wine Region: Mendoza
Wine Area: Lujan de Cuyo
Wine Maker: Pablo Cúneo
Grape: Merlot Blend
Alcohol Percentage: 14.6%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Luigi Bosca Icono 2015 is the winery’s most important wine. A bright and intense ruby red wine with balanced and elegant aromas, whose expression is subtle and complex at the same time. Its delicate notes are reminiscent of spices and wild fruits and herbs. It is straightforward and clean in the mouth, with fine textures and a fruity character perfectly integrated to its ageing notes. Fresh, smooth, harmonic and clear in the palate, with a persistent finish during which its great ageing potential can be perceived. A truly icon of the family; a modern blend made out of the best components and the best intentions.

Winery information

Bodega Luigi Bosca

The Arizu family of Bodega Luigi Bosca has been making wine in Mendoza since 1901. Over the years they have accumulated a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge of the region`s incredible variety of altitudes, soils and microclimates. Four generations later, Bodega Luigi Bosca is still very much a family business, currently run by Alberto Arizu Jr, one of Argentina`s most respected wine figures. They are also one of Argentina's leading estates, famed for having some of Mendoza`s best vineyard sites and their involvement in the creation of Argentina`s first D.O.C, Luján de Cuyo D.O.C.

Food matching

A great wine to enjoy with special dishes, such as Segovian style suckling pig or venison bourguignon with creamy white ground maize

Expert reviews

James Suckling (2015) - 94 pts

This is solid red with blackberries, blueberries, black olives and sandalwood. Currants, too. Medium-bodied and powerful, yet tamed and pretty. Better in two or three years, but already impressive. 2020 release.

Vinification notes

The grapes are harvested during the morning in 18 to 20 kilograms boxes so the fruit arrives into the winery at a low temperature. The Malbec is harvested during the last week of March, and the Cabernet Sauvignon, the first and second weeks of April. Both varieties are vinified separately with identical making: the whole grains (no breaks) are cold-macerated for five days to get the greatest potential of the fruit, after which the yeasts specially selected for each variety are added. Classic fermentation occurs in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (between 25°C and 28°C), with four pumpings and two daily delestages, so there is a long maceration where the liquid is in contact with the skin for approximately 25 days. The must is moved to new French oak barrels when it has around 80 grams of sugar per liter pending fermentation. This way, a natural micro-oxygenation through the pores of the wood and the contribution of the tannins achieved promote the expression of vegetable flavors and help to fix the color. Once the alcoholic fermentation finishes in the oaks, the malolactic fermentation starts spontaneously and the wine stays on its lees for a total of six months. The oenology team makes different blends and the three best are sent to new French oaks where they stay for other 12 months. In September, a year and a half after the harvest, the different blends are evaluated in a blind tasting and the best is chosen for Icono.