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Newton Vineyard

Napa Valley-Carneros

2018 Chardonnay
Los Carneros
Release Date August 2020
  • Blend of Dijon-France Clones 96 and 76 from our Carneros vineyard and Clone 96 from Beckstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard

  • This wine expresses the cooler climate character of our vineyard, showcasing bright citrus aromas with hints of flint rock

  • The mouthfeel is ample, yet tense and direct; the oak adds volume and notes of dark spices without being obvious


Alberto Bianchi

Alberto Bianchi, Winemaker

Country Born
Italy
Winery Experience
10-15 years

Alberto Bianchi did his first crush at Newton in 2014; in April 2016, he returned to become Newton’s Winemaker.

Born in Milan, Italy, Alberto earned a Bachelor degree in viticulture and enology from the University of Milan, then went on to achieve a double Master degree in the same subjects from the University of Turin and the University of Lisbon.

In addition to his experience as an early winemaker at Newton, Alberto has worked at Cape Mentelle in Australia’s Margaret River region, Terrazas de Los Andes in Argentina and Cloudy Bay Vineyard in New Zealand. He previously held winemaking positions in Italy’s Piedmont, Tuscany and Campania regions at Viticoltori de Concilis, Marchesi de Frescobaldi and Terre da Vino; at Preignes le Vieux in France’s Languedoc region, and Yealands Estate in Marlborough, New Zealand.