A light yellow/green color. with fruity and floral aromas.
Balanced acidity leads to soft, semi-sweet and slightly effervescent flavors and mouth feel.
New Age White Wine is a very ale-lemon yellow with a clean, bright core going out into a glass-clear meniscus and medium-high viscosity. There is an immediate floral characteristic to this wine with petunias, gardenias and jasmine blossom; then sweet peach rind, citrusy, almost kaffir lime-type notes and ripe apricots; and some degree of fruity minerality. New Age White Wine is very light-bodied, but utterly crisp and clean with a sweetish attack on the palate filled with honeydew melon, apricot flesh and zippy, zesty citrus fruit. It has effervescence, and the sparkly quality of the wine adds freshness and again floral and peachy flavors to the experience.
|Wine maker notes
The fruit is hand picked followed by crushing, cooling of crushed grapes, and pressing. Fermentation begins by inoculating with selected yeasts. Halfway through the fermentation process, the wine is centrifuged (spun) to halt fermentation, creating a slightly sweet, semi-sparkling wine.
|90% Torrontes/10% Sauvignon Blanc). The hand-picked grapes come from the Valentin Bianchi Estate
Vineyards. The grapes are crushed and cold maceration ensues, with static draining and pneumatic
pressing. The grapes are separated from the lees through cold decantation and go through must
fermentation by inoculating with selected yeasts. Half-way through fermentation, the wine is centrifuged
(spun) to halt fermentation. The grapes leave about 30 g/l of natural grape sugar and retains natural
carbonic gas from fermentation through to bottling.
Should be served well-chilled as an aperitif or dessert. Also tastes great with spicy Thai, Indian, Chinese or Japanese cuisine.
|In 1928, Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi bought a vineyard and small winery called El Chiche in Mendoza, Argentina. When Valentin's sons joined the company in the early 1950s, they renamed the company Valentin Bianchi. Today his grandsons, Valentin Eduardo, Ricardo Stradella and Alejandro Ruben manage the estate. The Valentin Bianchi vineyards – Asti, Las Paredes and Dona Elsa – comprise over 716 acres and are located in San Rafael region, an area thought to have the best soil in Mendoza. The vineyards are planted with Italian, Californian and French rootstock. Francisco Martinez is the winemaker for all Valentin Bianchi labels, and has been with the winery since 1979. In 1996, winemaker Robert Pepi, of Napa, California was hired as a consultant to introduce contemporary techniques while maintaining the wines' traditional Argentine character.