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Famiglia Malbec 2015


A deep red color, with vivid purple highlights, Valentin Bianchi’s Famiglia Bianchi Malbec has luscious fruit aromas, with hints of ripe plums and cherries, combined with subtle spicy touches. Aromas of chocolate, roasted coffee, mocha cream and vanilla are also present. The strong fruit flavors come through on the palate, with an intense, persistent and round mouthfeel, showing sweet and ripe tannins and good structure, with the fruit carrying through to the long, lasting finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This 2015 Malbec comes from two vineyards - the Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Ram Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 meters above sea level, and Finca Constanza Stradella Bianchi, located in the Cuoto Benegas District, both in San Rafael province. Rama Caída is among the coolest areas of San Rafael, with sandy calcareous soil of alluvial origins. The grapes were hand-picked and classically fermented, with periodic pump-over and three weeks’ maturation on skins. Fermentation was completed at controlled temperatures not exceeding 82°F (28°C). The wine then spent ten months in new oak – 80% French and 20 percent American. After bottling, the wine was aged an additional five months.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideal to serve with a large variety of foods, especially with meat and hard cheeses.

PRODUCER: Valentin Bianchi S.A.
COUNTRY: Argentina
REGION: San Rafael, Mendoza
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Malbec
PH: 3.63

Press Highlights

2014 - 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar 2016
2011 - 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2014
2010 - 90 Pts Wine Advocate, Dec 2011
2008 - 89 Pts Wine Advocate, Oct 2010
2007 - 89 Pts Wine Spectator, Oct 15, 2009
2006 - 5 Stars, Restaurant Wine Guide, Sept 2008
2005 - 89 Pts “Smart Buy” Wine Spectator, June 2007
2004 - 92 Pts Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2007

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