Winery – Chacras de Coria, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza; Vineyards – Uco Valley, Mendoza
this is no flash in the pan fizz!…
Records of the Rosell and Boher family dynasties of Spain can be traced back to the late 10th Century. Sporadic news of wine activity spans the centuries, but it was in 1897 that the two families, bound by the marriage of Don Pedro Rosell and Doña Rita Boher, emigrated to Mendoza.
Encarnación Rosell Boher founded Cavas Rosell Boher in 1900, aged just 18 years old! In other words, this is no flash in the pan fizz; tradition and generations of expertise lie at the heart of these wines. Everything here is done on a very small scale and entirely by hand, from harvesting the grapes, grown in the Uco Valley at approximately 1,200 metres ASL – an ideal location for making the perfect base wines – to riddling and disgorging. It’s a bit like going back in time or visiting a long-lost cousin of the great Champagne Houses. ll of the wines are, of course, produced in the traditional method with a second fermentation in bottle,
and all of the wines, even the most accessible price-wise – Casa Boher Extra Brut – enjoy extensive lees ageing in bottle, a minimum of 18 months and up to 5 years or more for the very top-end wines. Rosell Boher Rosé and Encarnación both have a minimum of 24 months. These are fantastic wines. Yes, it might be a stretch, or even a leap of faith, to think about Argentine sparkling wines competing with some of the best from France – and England! – but taste them and then decide.
So much character and depth, beautiful development, wonderful textures, and some of the best labels in South America.
Casa Boher Extra Brut NV
Encarnación Brut Nature NV
Grande Cuvée Millésimé