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Benegas Estate Cabernet Franc

I'm a big fan of all the Benegas wines and the Benegas Lynch Cabernet Franc in particular has been consistently one of our best wines for years. Here Federico has released a Cabernet Franc in his estate range at a more affordable price. Cabernet Franc thrives in Argentina due to the consistent climate, something which it doesn't get at home in the Loire where there can be significant differences in quality between vintages due to the weather.

As a result Argentina is seeing more and more new plantings of Cabernet Franc and I think this is going to be a niche grape for them. Certainly the ones I've tasted recently from Benegas and Mauricio Lorca have been excellent quality. This particular wine is made in a bigger, more Argentine style.

Big ripe fruit on the nose which follows through onto the palate. It's full bodied and powerful, rich but not jammy. Very smooth and balanced of course. This is fantastic wine and highly recommended.

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SKU
1555-1
£17.99

Benegas Estate Cabernet Franc

Composition Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc.
Origin of the grapes: Grapes from Maipú, Cruz de Piedra, from Finca Libertad, mixtures of young vineyards descended from the ancient vineyards planted by Don Tiburcio
Benegas in 1899.
Harvest Date: Last week of April.
Elaboration process: Fermentation at 25 ° C. Maceration post fermentation for 2 weeks.
Natural malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14% PH: 3.7 Acidity: 4.94 gr / lt
Tasting Notes - Color: Ruby red color, with brown borders. Medium intensity.
Nose: Herbaceous notes are discovered at the entrance, with fresh and complex aromas of red fruits such as currants, raspberries and plums.
Mouth: Elegant at the entrance; Fleshy in the middle palate with friendly, ripe and round tannins. Long and silky finish.
Estimated Ageing potential: 8 years.
Temperature Service: 15 ° C - 17 ° C.
Pairing: Excellent to accompany dishes of Italian or Greek food. It combines with tomato sauces, gourmet pizzas, different grilled meats, poultry, ducks and lambs with fine herbs.
More Information
Location Mendoza, Argentina
Winery Bodega Benegas
Winery status Family owned winery
Winemaker Federico Benegas, Michel Rolland
Annual production Tiny
Grapes Cabernet Franc
Style Powerful, rich
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2015
Free sulphur
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Medium Low
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