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Elsa Bianchi Torrontes 2017

Overview

Elsa Torrontes is a pale, yellow wine with bright highlights. Young and delicate aromas show a pleasant degree of intensity and interesting complexity with well-integrated notes of grapefruit, orange and apple blossom. They are also evident on the palate, where a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and balanced acidity that gives the wine its freshness and lingering taste sensations. In this region, Torrontes manages to develop an aromatic and gustatory intensity of good quality, making it somewhat different than in other parts of Argentina.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Valentin Bianchi’s Torrontes grapes come from vineyards located in San Rafael, Mendoza, at around 750 meters above sea level. The land is a calcareous, arenaceous composition, of alluvial origins. Hand-picked and twice sorted by hand, the Torrontes grapes are crushed via pneumatic pressing and fermented for 15 days at controlled temperatures between 14-16 degrees Celsius in stainless steel tanks. Stabilization, filtration and bottling under inert gas preserves all the wine’s characteristics. It spends three months in bottle in the winery before shipping.


Interesting Fact
The Elsa wines are named after Dona Elsa, the late grandmother of the current Bianchi owners. Her first “casa,” still sits among the vineyards that also bear her name.


Serving Hints
Best served slightly chilled with salads or grilled fish.


PRODUCER: Valentin Bianchi S.A.
COUNTRY: Argentina
REGION: San Rafael, Mendoza
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Torrontes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.2 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.2
ALCOHOL: 12.3%


Press Highlights

2012 - 'Best Buy' - Top 100 Best Buys of 2013 Issue Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2013
2010 - ‘Best Buy’ Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2011
2009 - INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR (STEPHEN TANZER), Jan-Feb 2010
2009 - PATTERSON’S, THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE, Jan/Feb 2010
2008 - WINEREVIEWSONLINE.COM, March 2009
2007 - 4 Stars, RESTAURANT WINE GUIDE, Sept 2008
2007 - 'Best Buy', Wine Enthusiast, May 2008

 
 
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