Valentin Bianchi Elsa Malbec 2003

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $18.49
Item No. 77898
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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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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Learn About Argentina

(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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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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