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Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet Field Blend
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Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet Field Blend 2013

Las Compuertas, Vistalba District, Luján de Cuyo, Northern Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThe Cabernet Sauvignon Bouschet is sourced from Luigi Bosca’s Los Nobles vineyard in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, now closing in on the 100-year mark. The vines of this field blend, on average 90 years old, live at elevations up to 1050 meters. No chemical herbicides are used, and organic practices are employed. Soils vary from limestone rubble and silt to calcareous to sandy-loam. Post ferment, the wines are aged in new French oak for 18 months before spending another year at the winery prior to release. The field blend happened naturally, giving the wine a unique finesse and intensity. The cabernet franc brings the floral, spicy notes, while the cabernet sauvignon adds structure and tannin to the blend giving the wine a definite spine. At six years old, it is still reasonably tight, and the bright acidity suggests it will rest comfortably through 2023. Perfect for now with roast rabbit or grilled lamb leg, but I vote for more cellar time. An impressive vintage.Tasted: 13 September 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 78.99 private wine shops Producer: Luigi BoscaDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 379354UPC: 7791203000708