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Don Tiburcio, Benegas

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A top Bordeaux blend to rival the very best from France. A wine of amazing quality and price, made by a winemaker who is passionate both about the wines of his French counterparts but also proud of his Argentine heritage.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
50% Malbec, 20% Cab Franc, 20% Cab Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot.
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Argentina
Sub Region:
Luján de Cuyo
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£13.99
Usual Price £19.99
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Benegas

Federico Benegas Lynch was raised at 'El Trapiche', a winery established in 1883 by his great, great grandfather, Don Tiburcio Benegas, one of the original pioneers of Argentine wine. The winery was finally sold in the 1970s and in 1998, following a successful business career in Buenos Aires, Federico returned to Mendoza to re-kindle his life long passion and professional destiny, wine. He bought La Libertad, an historic 40 hectare vineyard with 'soils' of stone on the old upper Mendoza riverbank in Cruz de Piedra, and an old winery that belonged to his mother's family which he quickly set about refurbishing. His idea was based on the traditional French Châteaux system, where proprietorship of vineyard and winery are inextricably linked.

Tasting Notes

A fantastic Bordeaux blend which reflects both French and Argentine winemaking influences. A nose of black fruits, spices, white pepper, clove, cardamon, eucalyptus, thyme and rosemary. A complex wine with a superb finish.

Food Matches

Serve with steak, hot game pies or Farmhouse Cheddar.