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Famiglia Malbec 2020


Overview

A deep purple color with a very attractive magenta hue. Ripe plum, cherry, violet, chocolate, vanilla, and mineral aromas on the nose, with some spice notes that San Rafael Malbecs are known for. Achieves a remarkable fruit-wood balance. Harmonious, with balanced acidity and delicate tannins which make for a broad palate and persistent finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This 2020 Malbec comes from three different terroirs: Agrelo (Lujan de Cuvo), Uco Valley, and from three different vineyards in San Rafael (Finca Dona Elsa, Finca Asti and Finca Costanza). The different soils and different micro climates enable the wines to obtain an interesting complexity for aromas and flavors. Alluvial-origin soils, some with a great amount of rocks, such as Finca Dona Elsa, provide mineral notes to the wine. The grapes were hand-picked and classically fermented, with periodic pump-overs and three weeks maturation on skins. Fifteen percent of the wine is eventually placed in French oak barrels for eight months (while the remaining eighty percent is kept in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats for eight months).


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


Producer: Bodegas Bianchi
Region: San Rafael, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Composition: 100% Malbec
Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.9 G/L
pH: 3.7

Press Highlights

2020: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2021
2019: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Oct 2020
2019: 90 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2020
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2020
2017: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2019
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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