Benegas Juan Malbec

Type

Red Wine

Country

Argentina

Winery

Bodega Benegas

Region

Mendoza

Vintage

2020

Grape Varietal(s)

Malbec

Maturation

4 months in oak barrels

Alcohol

14.5%

Description

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 4 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting notes:

-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.

James Suckling: 92 points
Decanter: 94 points
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