Monday, May 4, 2009

Luigi Bosca Reserva Pinot Noir 2006

At a tasting at work after hours on Friday, Liz contributed this nice little bottle of Argentine Pinot Noir showing big fruits and painting a picture with tones of red ripe cherries, chocolate and mocha followed by a very nice smoky finish. Worked very well with a Manchego cheese from Murray's.

Winemakers Notes

Long autumns, cold winters, rainless temperate summers, ideal conditions for obtaining optimum ripeness and big body. Average summer temperature: 23º C and minimum winter temperature: -4º C. Average annual rainfall: 220 mm.

Aluvial, calcareous sand. Permeable, supported by stones and gravel. 1% east-west inclination.

Oak Aging
8 months in French oak.

Yield of Vineyard
70 qq/ha 49 hlts. / ha.

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir 100%.

Aging Potential
5 years.

One very light filtering.

Service Temperature
18°C /20°C.

Basic Analysis
Alcohol 14%, pH 3.68, Total Acidity 5.21 g/l, Residual Sugar 2.65 g/l

White meat - Small game, such as quail and pheasant - Soft cheese.

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