BenMarco Cabernet Franc

Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Red color and purple hues. It displays aromas of spices and dry grass with a slight earthy character, such as chalk. It also has a subtle vegetable trace in the mid-palate, complemented by fine, precise tannins. It is a wine of great aging potential, and it is better to let it air for a while in the glass before drinking.

Game meat, baby goat, venison, duck and dishes with earthy, rustic flavors such as portobello, black olives and grilled red peppers.

Cold-maceration at 8°C (46°F) for 48 hours. Fermentation with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at 12°C (54°F). Two daily push-downs. Maceration lasted 26 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred 100% in barrels. Aged 11 months in second-use French oak barrels.

Vineyards from Paraje Altamira in Valle de Uco, Mendoza at elevations of 1,150 m.a.s.l.

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 14%
Acidity 5.33 g/l

  • 2022-11-30



    Wine Advocate, November 2022

    "The 2021 BenMarco Cabernet Franc was produced with grapes from the south of Altamira, cropped from a cold and rainy year, and it shows no oak whatsoever after 11 months in second use French oak barrels. This is juicy and varietal with no excess, balsamic and herbal but also ripe with 14% alcohol and fine-grained tannins. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2022"

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2021 BenMarco Cabernet Franc – 92 points, Wine Advocate – Shelftalker

2021 BenMarco Cabernet Franc – 92 points, Wine Advocate – Sell Sheet

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2021 BenMarco Cabernet Franc – Tasting Notes

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