Luigi Bosca, established in 1901 is currently managed by the third and fourth generations of the Arizu family, it is one of the few winemaking firms that is still owned by its founders and has the fortune to own its own vineyards. Its reputation, gained over the years, has made it the paradigm of Argentine wine.
This is thrillingly good Pinot Noir, although its drinking perfectly now after maturing for 5 years (6 months of this in new French oak barrels) it is really worth keeping some bottles to age for another 5-8 years to get those desirable mature gamey and truffley undertones.
Stunning ruby red in colour. It is divinely scented with fresh picked flowers and strawberry aromas . Voluptuous and warm in the mouth with black cherry fruit and spicy notes, showing a clean finish revealing decent acidity and a subtle grip of tannin.
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.