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Valentin Bianchi Malbec 2010


A deep purple-red color, Valentin Bianchi’s Malbec boasts a nose filled with ripe plums, cherries, hints of vanilla and coffee. The flavors mimic the aromas, with a massive, yet soft and silky, mouthfeel, and a lush, long finish. It is the perfect expression of the highly-praised Malbec grape.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Considered by many to be the finest varietal grown in Argentina, this 2010 Malbec comes from the Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Ram Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 meters above sea level. Rama Caídais 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 auto-clarifying rackings. It then spent six months in French and American oak barrels of second and third use. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled.

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
Alcohol:  14.9%
Sugar: 4.17 g/l
Total Acidity: 4.8 g/l

Press Highlights

2010: 88 Points - Wine Advocate #198, Dec. 2011

2009: 89 Points "Best Buy" - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 2011

2009: 88 Points "New World Value Wines" - Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2011

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