02. Arraigo // SINGLE VINEYARD // BLEND
Varietal Composition: Blend of 34%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Cabernet Franc 33%, Merlot.
Grape Origin: Selection of the best parcels from our Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft), Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, Mendoza. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were planted 88 years ago, our Cabernet Franc ere planted 128 years ago and Merlot grapes were planted 40 years ago by the Benegas Family.
Harvest Time: Second week of April.
Winemaking Process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in a tank at 25°C. Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation. All the varietals were produced separately finishing the malolactic fermentation in news French oak barrels.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Technical Data: Alcohol 14%, Sugar 1.4, PH 3.4, Acidity 6 gr/lt.
-Colour: Deep red vermilion with ruby nuances.
-Nose: The intensity of these three varietals in equal proportions gives as a result a very expressive wine. The black and red fruit with white pepper from the Cabernet Sauvignon and the toasted red pepper of the Cabernte Franc are mingled with the cherries of the Merlot and the herbal and fresh notes of all the components. The oak ageing grants vanillla, toast and smoky notes.
-Mouth: Poweful wine with juicy and ripe tannins. In the mid palate it exhibits layers where the aromas appear and join the wine giving it elegant and very expressive finish which is long and persistent.
Ageing Capacity: 15 – 20 years.
Drinking Temperature: 17°/18° C (63°/64° F)
Food Pairing: Ideal to combine with smoked dishes (cheese, salmon). Red meats, lamb sweetbreads, fishes like trout and pasta with mushrooms sauce.