In 1887 Valentín Bianchi was born in Italy, giving birth to the history and tradition of Bodegas Bianchi. In 1910, when he was only 23 years old, his young audacity prompted him to leave the small town of Fasano and travel to Argentina, more precisely to San Rafael, in the province of Mendoza.
In 1928, after years of effort and perseverance, he managed to make one of his greatest dreams come true: to have his own vineyard and to open a winery which he called El Chiche, "the small winery of the great wines".
Don Valentín's tireless vocation was never extinguished. Willing to make the best wines in the country, he imported European grape varieties and adapted them to the climatic and orographic characteristics of the San Rafael region. Thus, little by little, he forged a family winery whose name would become a true heritage of Argentina: Bodegas Bianchi.
Don Valentín's legacy continued with his son, Don Enzo Bianchi, who was able to codify his father's first thought and established another of the winery's main pillars: the constant search for innovation and the highest quality in its wines. Intrepid and groundbreaking, he was the creator of avant-garde reds and whites that set trends in the style of the new Argentinean wines. His knowledge and intuition gave birth to Don Valentín Lacrado and Bianchi Particular, among other emblematic labels of the national viticulture.
In 1976 Bodegas Bianchi launched Bianchi Particular, originally created for Enzo Bianchi's personal cellar. In 1994 the winery introduced its "Famiglia" line to the market, and in 2014, the 2012 vintage of this wine won the gold medal for the best wine in the world at the Vinalies Internationales tournament in France, among 3500 competing wines.
Today the winery diversifies its terroirs between two very different areas in the province of Mendoza: San Rafael (with a typically clayey soil and an altitude of between 600 and 800 metres above sea level) and Valle de Uco (with a stony and calcareous soil and an altitude of 1100 metres above sea level).
Bodegas Bianchi, more than 90 years after its foundation, is today a global brand with presence in more than 40 countries, representing the values and quality of Argentine wine all over the world. A true family heritage in the Argentine wine industry.
Grape variety:MalbecTasting notes:To the eye it presents a very attractive colour with violet reflections, typical of a young Malbec. The nose presents floral notes of violets that characterise Malbec, accompanied by notes of red fruits such as fresh plums. It also presents faint spicy and fresh notes. The palate has a sweet entry, with round tannins and medium structure. It is an elegant and balanced wine that can accompany all types of food.Serving temperature:15- 17°C
Through the commercialisation of these wines, Bodega Bianchi collaborates with the Leo Messi Foundation, in projects dedicated to the sports education of socially disadvantaged children.Grape variety:MalbecTasting notes:Complexity of aromas that mix fresh notes, red fruits such as ripe plums, black fruits and a delicate minerality that favours even more freshness. Very well accompanied by tones of vanilla from its time in oak.Soft and ripe tannins, with very good acid balance in the mouth, refreshing, finds the same fruit notes as in the nose. Very good finish, balanced and elegant.Serving temperature:15- 18°C
Today, after more than 90 years and over 4 generations, the Bianchi family preserves the values and historical heritage of the family, represented in a line of unique wines that highlight the best peculiarities of the different vineyards that the family owns in San Rafael and the Uco Valley.The internationally recognised Famiglia line brings us a series of complex and intense wines that manage to express in an incomparable way the particularities of the vineyards that the Bianchi family owns in San Rafael and the Uco Valley.Grape variety:MalbecTasting notes:Very attractive, deep colour with striking purple tones. On opening the bottle we are thrilled by a complex aroma that shows fresh notes, berries such as ripe plums, black berries and delicate mineral notes that enhance the freshness, with great vanilla accent from its time in oak. Soft, ripe tannins, with very good acid balance in the mouth. Serving temperature:15- 18°C