Bodega Benegas Lynch Malbec
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Made only with the best grapes, from selected plots and with low yields per hectare.
- Aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months.
- Malbec from Finca La Encerrada in Uco Valley of Mendoza. These are unique wines, of limited production and elaborated only during the best harvests. At 1450 mts above the sea level.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: Cold maceration. Fermentation at 25º C. Fermentative maceration during 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels and after this, ageing in the same for 18 months. One year of bottle ageing
Tasting Notes: Brilliant intense red color with the typical violet hues of the Malbec. Ripe fruit notes appear such as strawberries and plums. After this, the flower notes emerge, especially violets which are typical of the coldest regions of Uco Valley. Powerful wine of round and marked tannins of great character, excellent balance and long persistence in the palate. The ageing in wood grants the necessary silkiness to put together all the range of descriptors that the wine has developed during fermentation, including the tobacco and the raw leather.
2017 – 95 James Suckling
In 2010, Bodega Benegas acquires Finca La Encerrada, located in Gualtallary, Tupungato in Uco Valley at 1400 meters above sea level. Finca La Encerrada is among of Mendoza’s 1% of highest vineyards.
It is in the authentic Appellation of Origin Gualtallary, the street name that went up to a Monastery. Today, the name was “expanded” to include other vineyards that are far away from the original Gualtallary. As the Appellation of Origin was broaden, Patricio Tapia (Descorchados, Wine & Spirits) speaks of the original area as “Gualtallary Monasterio”, considered Uco Valley’s “diamond”.
Finca La Encerrada has 40 hectares of planted vineyards under drip irrigation.
The water runs 170 meters deep in these poor, mostly calcareous soils, with rocky and sandy spots. The varieties are harvested by soil type and are vinified separately. The result is a luscious Malbec blend.