2012/4 Gala 1, Luigi Bosca, Mendoza, Argentina
85% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Tannat, sourced from 90-year-old vineyards and aged for 14 months in new French oak. Intense aromas of ripe red fruit with delicate hints of vanilla. Structured, elegant, with a long finish in the mouth. Stunning!
The Arizu family has a strong European legacy that dates back to the XVIII century, to the small village of Unzue in the Basque country.
In 1890, Leoncio Arizu arrived in Argentina searching for new opportunities, and in 1901 he founded the Winery in the province of Mendoza. Then he and the Boscas, another old and prosperous family that had emigrated from the Piemonte region in Italy, decided to join efforts and founded what is today Bodega Luigi Bosca – Arizu Family.
After 114 years, Leoncio Arizu’s legacy is still in the hands of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who honor the tradition of producing great wines.