The grapes come primarily from Valentin Bianchi's Doña Elsa Estate situated in Rama Caíida, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 2,493 feet above sea level. One of the coolest areas in San Rafael, the soil in Rama Caída is of sandy calcareous composition and
alluvial origins. Picked by hand, the grapes are crushed, fermented
at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. There is minimal oak aging(no more than six months)in an effort to keep fruit fresh, lively and prominent.
The classic Malbec aromas of ripe plum and violets are evident in the nose, with hints of vanilla. The beauty of the Malbec in Argentina is its ability to combine a rich, weighty mouth feel with a soft silkiness normally associated with lighter wines. Elsa Malbec takes the promise of the nose through the palate, with pleasing fruit that mimics the aroma. The soft, supple palate leads to a lingering finish. 100% Malbec
Elsa Malbec is the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of foods, such as pasta, flavorful fish, pork and beef.