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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! 

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1528
£16.99

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:

10 to 12 months in French oak barrels.

Alcohol:

15,2%

PH:

3,7

Acidity:

5 gr/l

Sugar:

2,2

Tasting Notes:

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).

Food Pairing:

Because of its tannic structure this wine matches perfectly well with pork and lamb meats of extended cooking and pasta with elaborated sauces.

More Information
Location Mendoza, Argentina
Winery Bodega Benegas
Winery status Family owned winery
Winemaker Federico Benegas, Michel Rolland
Annual production Tiny
Grapes Syrah
Style Old world Chateauneuf du Pape
ABV 15
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2009
Free sulphur
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Medium Low
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