Juan Benegas Malbec 2020

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Drinking Juan Benegas Malbec is like drinking a little piece of history. This is the kind of Malbec that created the craze with big, bold, dark fruit flavours and a voluptuous richness of sweet, ripe black fruit. Made from a combination of fruit from Finca Libertad in Cruz de Piedra and Finca La Encerrada in the Uco Valley, the wine spends 6 months in second and third use French oak barrels then 6 months in bottle before release. Great value and brilliant stuff.

The idea that Argentina is a New World wine producing country is blown out of the water by Bodegas 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 and 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.

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