02. Arraigo // OLD VINES // BLEND


From the oldest vines of Benegas we produce this unique wines, aged in new French oak for 18 months.


Varietal Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

Grape Origin: “Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank, Cruz de Piedra, Maipú (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft), Grapevines planted from 1899 to 1956 by the Benegas Family.

Winemarking process: Cold maceration. Fermentation at 25°C (77°F) with native yeast. Post-fermentative maceration for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels, aech varietal by separate. In the case of the Cabernet Franc it´s aged in 500 it French oak barrels. After 12 months ageing in wood, the blend in created and it goes back to oak barrels for another 6 months.

Ageing: 18 months in new French oak barrels and another 12 month reposing in bottle.


-Colour: Brilliant red vermillion colour with orange hues.

-Nose: The complexity of the varietal composition exhibits 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 renders cocoa and vanilla notes.

-Mouth: Strong presence in the entrance. It reaches the maximum volume with a high impact in the mid palate,
showing round tannins resulting from the blend of the four varietals. Long and lingering finish with delicate herbaceous notes.

Ageing capacity: 15-20 years

Drinking temperature: 17°/18° C We suggest using decanter.


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2010, Wine Enthusiast: 93 points

2010, James Suckling: 92 points