Country: Argentina Region: San Rafael, Mendoza
Varietal: 60% Chardonnay - 40% Pinot Noir
Vintage: NV Colour: White Style: Sparkling
Producer: Valentin Bianchi
The Bianchi family winery was founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi... It now covers 350 hectares of vineyard, situated 750m above sea level in San Rafael, about 240km south of Mendoza city. This is a cooler area than Mendoza‰۪s major vineyard areas of LujÌÁn de Cuyo and Agrelo because it is further south, which helps the flavours and perfumes develop more gradually, resulting in more aromatic wines. The estate is now run by the third generation of the family and has undergone a gradual transformation in the past few years, modernising both the winery and the vinification processes. Finca Los Primos comprises a range of excellent value varietals. Famiglia Bianchi, Particular and Enzo are each a step up in concentration and depth of fruit, from older and lower yielding vineyards.
Ageing Potential: Drink Fresh
Bianchi Brut is an excellent value sparkling wine with an intense biscuit and fruit character on the nose and good richness on the palate. Fresh and clean, it finishes dry.
Food Matches: Aperitif / Foie Gras / Caviar / Oysters