Deeply rooted in Mendoza’s winemaking history, Luigi Bosca is a leading family-owned winery producer of premium wines. Passionate winemakers for generations, the Arizus are recognized for their longstanding commitment to innovation and quality.
The Arizu family has been making wine for over a century. Like many Argentines, the family’s heritage is European, and hails from a small town in Spanish Basque Country called Unzué, where they had been making wine since the 18th Century. The winery was founded in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, the first generation to arrive in Argentina. Currently led by the 3rd and 4th generations, it is one of the few local winemaking firms to remain in the hands of the founding family.
The Arizus have consistently worked to achieve the ultimate expression of Argentine wine. They recognise that they have been blessed with a privileged terroir where soil, climate and plant varieties find the perfect combination. The harmony of these elements together with the study of the environment, and of each plot where the vineyards are planted, allow Luigi Bosca to obtain unique wines, full of character and personality.
The different collections of wines from Luigi Bosca find success throughout the world for their authenticity and elegance. Notably, their emblematic Luigi Bosca Signature wines, their flagship range carrying the name of the winery embracing an unsurpassed series of varietals and blends.
Luigi Bosca owns seven vineyard estates covering an area of more than 700 hectares. The estates are located in Luján de Cuyo: “Los Nobles vineyards” in Las Compuertas, “La Linda vineyards” in Vistalba, “La Puntilla and La España vineyards” in Carrodilla; two vineyards in Maipú region and finally, “Los Miradores vineyards” in Uco Valley. The oldest vineyard that dates back to 1863, “Finca Los Nobles” in Las Compuertas, is home to the finest wines of the winery including Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles field blends and Luigi Bosca Icono.
The Arizus are pioneers in Mendoza’s winemaking history. They collaborated actively to create the Lujan de Cuyo Denomination of Origin (DO) appellation in1989 elevating this geographical area to a renowned wine-making region. In 1991 they launched the first Malbec under the D.O.C. Lujan de Cuyo. Luigi Bosca Malbec D.O.C is a single vineyard Malbec from Vistalba, a priviledged sub-zone of Lujan de Cuyo, the very best and genuine expression of this terroir.
In constant search of terroirs that give the grapes unique character, Luigi Bosca has recently launched wines made from specific regions that depict a true sense of place. Luigi Bosca Riesling Las Compuertas (1.050 m.a.s.l); Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot Noir La Consulta (1.170 m.a.s.l) and Luigi Bosca Malbec Los Miradores (1.150 m.a.s.l) from a vineyard planted 20 years ago and the result of a massal selection of three family vineyards in Villa Seca, Tunuyán.
A family-owned winery can offer guaranteed excellence: all the secrets are well kept and thoroughly transmitted. Luigi Bosca has become the paradigm of an Argentine brand not only for the consistency in quality and hard work, but also because it has created a lasting bond with the terroir, knowing what to expect and how to bring the best of the land. The Arizus have nurtured what they believed sacred: their home.
Written by Decanter