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 Luján 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.
The grapes for this wine are grown on the Doña Elsa estate, situated in Rama Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 metres above sea level. Rama Caída is among the coolest areas of San Rafael, with sandy calcareous soils of alluvial origin. The yield was 12 tonnes per hectare.
The grapes were picked by hand and then crushed and pressed. Fermentation lasted ten days and took place at 15ºC. The Chardonnay spent time ageing on medium toast French oak staves, followed by one month in bottle before release.
Notes Bright in the glass, this wine has medium intense aromas of honeyed-lemon, peaches and tropical fruit giving it an immediate attractiveness. A refreshing crispness on the mid-palate and a smooth mouth feel combine to make an enjoyable, vibrant wine.
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Name Finca Los Primos Chardonnay Country Argentina Region San Rafael, Mendoza ABV% 12.5% Vintage 2015 Grape Variety 90% Chardonnay, 10% Semillon Size 750ml Dietary Information No