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Elsa Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


A very attractive color with a ruby-red hue. Spicy aromas dominate on the nose: red pepper, black pepper and seductive hints of ripe berries are the hallmark of this varietal from the San Rafael terroir. Due to the characteristics of our soil, some fresh, mineral notes can be found which add youth and liveliness to this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is a synonym of elegance, nobility, power and structure. All these aspects, in addition to its freshness and an excellent acidity balance, provide an elegant, balanced wine to go with any kind of food.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Valentin Bianchi’s Cabernet grapes come from vineyards in San Rafael, Mendoza, at around 760 meters above sea level, on sandy, calcareous soils of alluvial origin. Typical young wine fermentation, with pump-overs specially designed for wines of this category. Daily tasting for evolution of the grape must in fermentation. Use of selected yeasts and controlled temperatures (28 °C). Finally, through rigorous tasting, there is a 7-10 day postfermentation maceration.

Serving Hints
Elsa Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of foods, especially the steaks and beef that are typical of Argentine cuisine.

Interesting Fact
All Elsa wines are single-vineyard, from the family’s original vineyards holdings, where Dona Elsa (the late grandmother of the current Bianchi owners) lived in her first “casa,” which still sits among the vineyards.

PRODUCER: Valentin Bianchi S.A.
COUNTRY: Argentina
REGION: San Rafael, Mendoza
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.65
ALCOHOL: 13.4%

Press Highlights

2011: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2012
2010: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011
2005: 'Best Value' - Wine Spectator, Oct .2006
2005: 'Highly Recommended' - The Beverage Testing Institute, Sept. 2006
2005: Seattle Times, June 2006
2004: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2005

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