02. Our Wines // ESTATE // BENEGAS | DON TIBURCIO
Varietal composition: Blend; 50% malbec, 20% Cab ernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.
Grapes Origin: The Malbec grape is from our vineyards Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level; 4800 ft), Gualtallary, Uco Valley. The Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot grapes are from our vineyards Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza.
Harvest time: Malbec: Last week of April Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon: 2nd fortnight of April Merlot: End of March. Petit Verdot: 2nd fortnight of March.
Winemaking process: Both varietals are vinified separately. Cold pre-fermentative maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentative maceration during 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:The complexity of the varietal composition of this wine shows in the nose aromas of red and black fruit, spices like white pepper, clove and cardamom. Herbal notes of eucalyptus, thyme and rosemary. The wood ageing rents notes of cocoa and vanilla.
-Mouth:Intense wine at the entrances. It reaches all its volume with a high impact in the middle palate, exhibiting round tannins as the result of the five varietals. Long and lingering finish with a slight herbaceous note in the end.
Ageing capacity: 10 years.
Drinking Temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).