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Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2014


Valentin Bianchi’s Malbec boasts of a nose filled with plum jam and figs, combined with vanilla, toasted and spicy notes, due to the wine’s ageing in oak barrels. The unctuous flavors mimic the aromas, with round, soft and sweet tannins that lead to a fruity and lingering finish and the color is a beautiful red, with purple highlights.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Considered by many to be the finest varietal grown in Argentina, this 2014 Malbec comes from two vineyards: Finca Asti, located in Las Paredes District and Doña Elsa, situated in Ram Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 meters above sea level. 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, including maceration on the skins. The resulting juice was drained, pressed and went through autoclarifying rackings for 14 days of maceration with grape skins. It then spent six months in French and American oak barrels. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled, spending and additional 6 months’ in bottle before shipping.

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: 3.68
ALCOHOL: 14.4%

Press Highlights

2014: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2016
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar. 2016
2012: “Recommended” - Food and Wine Magazine, Ray Isle,  June 2014
2011: "Top Value" - Wine Spectator, Nov 2013
2010: Wine Advocate #198, Dec. 2011
2009: 89 Pts "Best Buy" - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011
2009: "New World Value Wines" - Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2011

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