Benegas Lynch Cabernet Franc
My favourite wine from Federico. It's a rarity being a high altitude single vineyard Cabernet Franc from vines dating back well over a hundred years. Presentation is superb too in a super heavyweight bottle, wrapped in paper with wire tied round the neck to hold it in place.
Benegas tasting notes state: "Powerful wine with juicy and ripe tannins. In the mid palate it exhibits a set of layers where the aromas appear and complement the wine, giving it an elegant and very expressive long finish."
100% Cabernet Franc
Finca Libertad, Upper Bank of Mendoza River, Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza. Old Cabernet Franc vine of 120 years.
Second half of April
Cold maceration. Fermentation at 25º C. Fermentative maceration during 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels of each varietal by separate. In the case of the Cabernet Franc it is aged in 500 lt French oak barrels. After 12 months ageing in wood the blend is made and the wine goes back to oak barrels for another 6 months. Bottling.
18 months in new French oak barrels and 5 years of bottle ageing.
alcohol:14,60. pH: 3,74. Acidity: 4,88.
Profound vermillion red colour with ruby hues.
Aromas of black ripe fruit and roasted pepper together with the typical freshness of the variety mingle softly with the fermentation notes rendering elegance and hints of cocoa and vanilla.
Powerful wine with juicy and ripe tannins. In the mid palate it exhibits a set of layers where the aromas appear and complement the wine, giving it an elegant and very expressive long finish.
Ageing capacity :
15 - 20 years
We recommend to serve this wine between 17 and 18 C
This wine matches very well with slowly cooked game as well as barbecues and complex sauces. Also ideal to combine with hard sheep and cow milk cheeses.
|Winery status||Family owned winery|
|Winemaker||Federico Benegas, Michel Rolland|
|Annual production||2000 bottles|
|Style||Old world Bordeaux|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|