Benegas Lynch Libertad Syrah
An excellent wine once again from Federico. Argentina is not well known for Syrah, except possibly from San Juan to the north where the excess heat can "cook" them a bit. Here in Mendoza Federico has produced a beautiful wine showcasing just how good Argentine Syrah can be when you get it right.
Big, firm and bold, slightly spicey. Concentrated dark fruit flavours beautifully balanced by a racey acidity toward the finish. The Argentine Chateuneuf!
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.
Second and third week of March.
Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
10 to 12 months in French oak barrels.
Dark red colour with ruby nuances, brilliant and clean.
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.
Round and silky with notes of ran leather and tobacco. Excellent balance and a long persistency.
Between 15°C - 17°C (59°F - 63°F).
Because of its tannic structure this wine matches perfectly well with pork and lamb meats of extended cooking and pasta with elaborated sauces.
|Winery status||Family owned winery|
|Winemaker||Federico Benegas, Michel Rolland|
|Style||Old world Chateauneuf du Pape|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|