Expressing the unique characteristics of each vineyard. Wines of high intensity and structure, with excellent body, ripe and sweet tannins and lingering taste. We have six different wines: Malbec is from the best terroir in Finca La Encerrada, as well as the Pinot Noir that is made on one hectare of that estate. The 3.5-hectare Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Sangiovese’s 2.2 hectares, come from vineyards planted in 1935; the Syrah was planted in 1956 on 2.5 hectares and the blend composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (1935), Cabernet Franc (1899) and Merlot (1956) are all from Finca Libertad.


Varietal Composition: Blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot.

Grapes Origin: Selection of the best parcels from our Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were planted 88 years ago, our Cabernet Franc were planted 128 years ago and the Merlot grapes were planted 40 years ago by the Benegas Family.

Harvest Time: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are picked at the end of April, the Merlot is picked at the end of March.

Winemaking Process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation. All the varietals were produced separately finishing the malolactic fermentation in news French oak barrels.

Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

-Colour: Deep red vermilion with ruby nuances.

-Nose: The intensity of these three varietals in equal proportions gives as a result a very expressive wine. The black and red fruit with white pepper from the Cabernet Sauvignon and the toasted red pepper of the cabernet franc are mingled with the cherries of the merlot and the herbal and fresh notes of all the components. The oak ageing grants vanilla, toast and smoky notes.

-Mouth: Powerful wine with ripe and juicy tannins. In the middle palate it exhibits layers where all the aromas appear and join the wine giving it elegance and a very expressive finish which is long and persistent.

Ageing Capacity: 15 years.

Drinking Temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).


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2010, Austral Spectator (Argentina): 90 points

2010, 100 Latina Wine (Florent Michel): 92 points

2010, China Wine & Spirit Award (China): Silver Medal

2009, Tim Atkin (England): 90 points

2008, Descorchados (Argentina): 90 points

2007, Wine Advocate “Robert Parker” (USA): 90 points

2005, Wine Advocate “Robert Parker” (USA): 91 points

2003, Wine Advocate “Robert Parker” (USA): 90 points