Valentin Bianchi, Brut, NV,
Composition : 100% Malbec. Harvest : Hand-picked in 17-kg. boxes to avoid crushing of the grapes during transportation. Pressing : 50% of must is obtained by direct pressing of grape bunches. The other 50% is obtained by separating grapes from the stems and placing them under cold maceration at 7ºC (44ºF) for 72 hours. Afterwards, the must is separated by draining, and the stems are pressed to obtain the rest of the must.
Vinification : At low temperatures, between 12ºC (53ºF) and 18ºC (64ºF), in stainless steel tanks. In the spring season, clarification and stabilization of the wine is performed, filtering it and placing it in bottles.
Characteristics : An impressive wine to the sight, due to its marked reddish hues. In the nose, it has a medium to high intensity, with prevailing fruity aromas such as ripe cherries and sour cherries. It also shows and floral notes such as red roses. In the mouth, it has a persistent flavor and is markedly balanced, with remembrances of recently picked grapes.
Tasting Temperature : Between 8ºC (46ºF) and 10ºC (50ºF).
Wine Storage Time : 2 years.