Bodega Benegas Single Vineyard Malbec

Bodega Benegas Single Vineyard Malbec


  • Selection of the best parcels from estate vineyards Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level), located in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza.
  • The vines were planted 88 years ago by the Benegas Family.

Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec

Elaboration: Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Fermentation in a tank at 25°C. Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation. Aged for 12 months in (15%-20% new) French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby ​​red with violet reflections. Clean and bright. Strong presence of red fruits, with floral notes such as violets; typical of the cold regions of the Uco Valley. The thermal amplitude generated in these high altitude vineyards gives the wine a deep color and a great aromatic intensity. Wine of medium intensity, with soft and round tannins that develop through the mouth. Juicy and very pleasant on the palate with a subtle minerality. Elegant and long finish on the palate.


2017 – 91 Vinous | 93 James Suckling | 94 Wine Advocate

2018 – 93 Vinous | 94 James Suckling | 94 Wine Advocate


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.