Luigi Bosca 2013 Malbec, Single Vineyard, Lujan De Cuyo
Luigi Bosca is a pioneer winery in Mendoza with many old vine plantings in their estate vineyards. This wine comes from their Finca La Linda in Lujan De Cuyo and the vines average 70 years of age. The grapes are hand-picked in and clusters are hand selected. After destemming another triage is done to select only the best grapes. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks after which the wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months. Wine Spectator selected this wine as one of their Top 100 Wines of 2015. With a score of 91 points they said "Decadently spiced, with intense dark chocolate and roasted plum flavors that feature notes of paprika. Black pepper accents show on the lush, mineral-filled finish. Needs time to open up. Best from 2017 through 2021."