Valentin Bianchi Enzo Gran Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 62476
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Vineyards
The vineyards surround the city of San Rafael in southern Mendoza, and are planted 2,600 feet above sea-level. The foothills of the Andes rise above the vineyards and act as a barrier from the damp winds coming off the Pacific ocean. This unique landscape creates an ideal microclimate with moderately warm summers with warm days and cool nights. Winter temperatures fall below freezing at times. The soil is sandy-loam, calcarous and alluvial. There is little rainfall here, so the vineyards are naturally irrigated by runoff from the snow melting on the tops of the Andes. Two rivers, the Diamante and the Atuel also help irrigate the region.

Tasting Notes
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Malbec Ripe fruit aromas are followed by flavors of raspberries and cassis along with a little cocoa and spice. The layers of fruit and spice are finished by notes of black pepper and fruit.

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Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim since 1934 starting with the Maximum Quality honor in Mendoza. On August 12, 1968, Don Valentin Bianchi passed away. However, the tradition...

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(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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