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Gran Famiglia Bianchi Corte 2019


Intense and deep color with purplish hues. On the nose, intense aromas of red berries, plums, and violets. There are also mentholated notes, spices, and quince touches provided by the Merlot. The Petit Verdot adds an exotic touch, as does a note of very ripe red pepper from the Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also mineral notes that are typical of the region, and vanilla notes indicating the wine’s aging in French oak. Great body and structure, with sweet tannins that will continue ripening. Persistent finish. Good aging potential.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Gran Famiglia Bianchi was created as a tribute to the 90th anniversary of the winery. This is a wine that expresses the diversity of varieties that can be produced in this large terroir: Malbec; Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Petit Verdot, and Tannat. The vineyards are located in Vista Flores, in the renowned Los Chacayes area (Uco Valley), in the province of Mendoza, at an altitude of 3,600 feet above sea level. In addition to the outstanding quality of its soil, this location offers a unique temperature range that produces wines of excellent color and exceptional organoleptic properties. The grapes were hand-picked. Fermentation was completed at controlled temperatures. 50% of the wine then spent ten months in French Oak barrels. After bottling, the wine was aged an additional eight months before release.

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

Producer: Bodegas Bianchi
Region: Vista Flores, Uco Valley Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Composition: 59% Malbec, 25% Petit Verdot, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tannat
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.8 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.5 G/L
pH: 3.65

Press Highlights

2020: 92 Pts - Vinous, Nov 2022
2019: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2022
2019: 91 Pts - Vinous, Nov 2021
2017: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2019
2016: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2018

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