02. Our Wines // SINGLE VINEYARD // BENEGAS | SYRAH
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah.
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. Grapes planted 68 years ago by the Benegas Family.
Harvest Time: Second and third week 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.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
-Colour: Dark red colour with ruby nuances, brilliant and clean.
-Nose: Black fruits such as cassis and dark cherries, notes of black olives and intense spicy aromas in the nose that define the typical characteristics of this varietal native of the Rhone Valley. Herbal notes of Rosemary give freshness and balance.
-Mouth: Round and silky with notes of ran leather and tobacco. Excellent balance and a long persistency.
Ageing Capacity: 10 years.
Drinking Temperature: Between 15°C – 17°C (59°F – 63°F).