02. Our Wines // ESTATE // BENEGAS | CABERNET FRANC
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Franc,
Grapes Origin: Grapes from Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza. Mixture of young vineyards descended from the ancient vineyards planted by Tiburcio Benegas en 1888.
Harvest time: Last week of April.
Winemaking process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.
-Colour: Ruby red colour with brownish edges. Medium intensity.
-Nose: Herbaceous at the entrances, with fresh and complex aromas of red fruits such as currants, raspberries and plums.
-Mouth: Elegant at the entrance; meaty in the mid palate with friendly ripe and round tannins. Long and silky finish.
Ageing capacity : 8 years.
Serving temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).