On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Luigi Bosca Icono!

Christmas-BowGreedy as I am, I’m going to open a nice bottle of wine each day that leads up to Christmas. Today a bottle of Luigi Bosca Icono arrived on my doorstep – holidays are coming!

A fourth generation family in Argentina, the Arizu clan have been pumping out wine in Mendoza since the Italian immigrant family settled here in 1901. Pumping is probably the right word, as the winery still have a production of a whopping 6m litres. However Icono is a little more exclusive with just under 6000 bottles a year. But it certainly is a great bottle and will score major points as a Christmas present…9327393_6280823

A Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Icono comes from 90 year old vines in the beautiful Finca Los Nobles property which looks over Tupungato volcano in the distance and the vineyard has a clay and sand surface with stony soil underneath. A handsome nose with great intensity, complexity and yet a feminine touch of violet. Rich dark fruits, a good bit of spice and a long finish are sure to set you off on a jolly start to the holiday season.

–       Wine is for life, not just for Christmas

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