02. Our Wines // ESTATE // BENEGAS | CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Varietal composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes Origin: Grapes from Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft). Mixture of young vines planted en 1996 and the ancient vines planted in 1935 by the Benegas Family.
Harvest time: Last week of April.
Winemaking process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentative maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.
-Colour: Intense deep dark red colour, with tile reflexes. Bright, with great body and structure.
-Nose: Intense aromas of dark fruits such as blackberries, with reminiscence of olives, black pepper; and a subtle herbaceous notes.
-Mouth: Powerful entrance in the mouth with pronunced tannins in the middle palate it shows balance between acidity, tannins and alcohol. Elegant and long velvety finish.
Ageing capacity: 8 years.
Drinking Temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).