02. Our Wines // FAMILY // JUAN BENEGAS | MALBEC
Varietal composition: 100% malbec.
Grapes Origin: Grapes from our own vineyards Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level;2800 ft), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu; and Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level; 4800 ft), Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza.
Harvest time: First fortnight 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 6 months in French oak barrels.
-Colour: Intense cherry red with violet hues.
-Nose: Fresh red fruit like strawberry and plum appear in the beginning. After this, some typical spicy notes of the Mendoza First Zone appear as well as some flowers from the Uco Valley. The wood ageing grants some notes of vanilla and caramel.
-Mouth: Consistent wine in the entrance. In the middle mouth some sweet tannins appear that join the fresh fruit granting a soft and delicate volume with a balanced acidity and a medium persistency.
Ageing capacity: 5 years.
Drinking temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F)