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Bianchi IV Generación Gran Corte 2020


The nose is intense and fresh, bursting with red and black fruit aromas, interlaced with spice notes of thyme and black pepper. French Oak aging imparts subtle notes of chocolate and vanilla. The palate is structured, well balanced and complex with substantial aging potential.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: This single vineyard, select block Gran Corte embraces micro-terroir of the Andes mountains, with soils of alluvial origin, boulders of various sizes and poor in organic matter. The estate sits at approximately 3,600 feet, granting the vines vast thermal amplitude. The vineyard is irrigated with high-quality snowmelt that is collected in a dam located onsite and distributed through a drip irrigation system. The grapes for this blend were sourced from three blocks from the estate; the Malbec from Block #210, Cabernet Sauvignon from Block #203, and Merlot from Block #207.

The grapes were hand-picked and classically fermented. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels.

IV Generación represents the vision of the young members of the family and shows their identity as a new generation in the winery. The fourth generation proudly receives the family legacy and, focused on the present, is committed to the future.

One dream. One family legacy. Two terroirs. Since 1928, these three pillars have been the lasting values that have guided Argentina’s Bodegas Bianchi for four generations. This family-owned winery is situated in the sub-regions of both the Uco Valley and San Rafael.

In the Uco Valley, in Los Chacayes in the northwest of Argentina, the high and deep valleys of the majestic Andes Mountains lend a particular environment to the region’s grapes. Situated along the Tunuyán River, alluvial soils ensure the necessary water needed for the vineyard’s irrigation. It’s a rocky area, too, which gives the wines a mineral character with three-dimensional aromatics. All the vineyards sit between 2700 – 3900 ft above sea level, well above the fog line for long bouts of sunlight, perfect for phenolic ripeness and maturity.

Producer: Bodegas Bianchi
Region: Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Grapes: 45% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.6%
Residual Sugar: 5.5 G/L
Total Acidity: 3.7 G/L
pH: 3.6

Press Highlights

2021: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2024
2020: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2023
2020: 93 Pts - Vinous, Jun 2023
2019: 94 Pts - Vinous, Sept 2022
2019: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2022
2018: 92 Pts - Vinous, Nov 2021

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