L10 by Valentin Bianchi Premium Malbec 2016
In Collaboration with the Messi Foundation, Valentin Bianchi presents L10 wines, honoring the
Argentine soccer super-star. Proceeds from the sale of L10 wines will help fund health and educational
initiatives for disadvantaged children.
Bodegas Valentin Bianchi is a fourth generation, family-owned Argentine winery founded in 1928 (and is
among the oldest Argentine wineries still owned by the same family). It is renowned for traditional
Argentine wines. After almost a century of hard work and success, Valentin Bianchi still shines with the
legacy of the family, seeking to keep alive its passion for wine, crossing borders via export to most of the
world, and constantly exploring new horizons, on both the winemaking and marketing sides of the
Bianchi wines encompass the exponents of the best terroirs of Argentina, with a philosophy that
encourages a constant exploration for the ideal terroir for each wine. Then winery’s philosophy is to find
the unique and unparalleled aspects of each one of its estates to interpret the vine’s intent and provide
the market with variety and excellence in each and every wine they produce.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.