02. Our Wines // BENEGAS LYNCH | CABERNET FRANC
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Grapes Origin: Finca Libertad, Upper Bank of Mendoza River, Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza. Old Cabernet Franc vine of 120 years.
Harvest time: Second half of April
Winemaking process: Cold maceration. Fermentation at 25º C. Fermentative maceration during 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels of each varietal by separate. In the case of the Cabernet Franc it is aged in 500 lt French oak barrels. After 12 months ageing in wood the blend is made and the wine goes back to oak barrels for another 6 months. Bottling.
Ageing: 18 months in new French oak barrels and 5 years of bottle ageing.
– Colour: Profound vermillion red colour with ruby hues.
-Nose: Aromas of black ripe fruit and roasted pepper together with the typical freshness of the variety mingle softly with the fermentation notes rendering elegance and hints of cocoa and vanilla.
-Mouth: Powerful wine with juicy and ripe tannins. In the mid palate it exhibits a set of layers where the aromas appear and complement the wine, giving it an elegant and very expressive long finish.
Ageing capacity : 15 – 20 years
Serving temperature: We recommend to serve this wine between 17 and 18 C