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Famiglia Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


The 2020 vintage has an intense deep red color with a very attractive purple hue. Complex and aromatic, the spices stand out, with red bell peppers, black peppercorns and hints of berries and minerality looming. All of these aromas, topped-off by vanilla and chocolate notes from its aging in French oak, achieve a nice complexity of aromas. Harmonious in the mouth, with balanced acidity and juicy, elegant tannins, this wine ends with a persistent finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
San Rafael is a region with varying altitudes, different soils, and varietal characteristics that are not the same as other parts of Mendoza. The grapes for Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon come from three different vineyards in San Rafael (Finca Doña Elsa, Finca Asti and Finca Constanza) and from three different vineyards in the Uco Valley (Gualtallary, Los Chacayes and Los Árboles), This means different soils of Alluvial origin and varying micro-climates, which allows Bianchi’s winemakers to obtain an interesting complexity of both the wine’s aromas as well as its flavors. The grapes are hand-picked, sorted and destemmed before traditional fermentation and maceration. Fifteen percent of the wine is aged in French Oak for eight months, then reunited with the wine that remained in stainless steel vats. It is then bottled and rests for a few months before release.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, lamb, cheeses.

Producer: Bodegas Bianchi
Region: San Rafael, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.3%
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 2.7 G/L
pH: 3.7

Press Highlights

2021: 90 Pts - Vinous, Nov 2022
2020: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2022
2019: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug/Sept 2022
2018: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2020
2017: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2019
2014: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb 2017
2014: 91 Pts - James Suckling, June 2017

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