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Elsa Bianchi Chardonnay 2012

Elsa Bianchi Chardonnay 750ml 2012   
Sku: 1798655

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In 1928, Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi bought a vineyard and small winery in Mendoza, Argentina. His sons later renamed the company Valentin Bianchi and today his grandsons manage the estate. Their vineyards Asti, Las Paredes and Dona Elsa comprise over 716 acres located in San Rafael, an area thought to have the best soil in the Mendoza region are planted with Italian, Californian and French rootstock. Dona Elsa Vineyard is planted on sandy calcareous and alluvial soil at an elevation of 2,493 feet. The grapes are hand-picked, twice sorted and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Winemaker Francisco Martinez has been with the winery since 1979. In 1996, Robert Pepi, of Napa, California was hired as a consultant to introduce contemporary techniques while maintaining the wines’ traditional Argentine character.

Tasting notes
After blending with Semillon the wine ages one month in bottle. Intense aromas of honeyed-lemon, peach and tropical fruit. Finishes crisp and bright.

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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay,Semillon
Type: Still wine
 
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