BenMarco Malbec

Uco Valley, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Malbec is a testament to Uco Valley, from which it hails, proffering aromas of fresh black fruit and floral notes of violets. The palate shows great balance, very fine tannins, and a thread of acidity going through its core, lifting it up and going its length.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.

Selected yeast. Max. Temp. 28° C. 30 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in 100% second-use French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.3%; acidity 5.4 g/l.

Grapes are grown in Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, at an elevation of 1,110 m. Los Chacayes is an extraordinary terroir. Its sandy loam and rocky soils guarantee good permeability, limit the plant's growth, and assure perfect ripeness.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Malbec is a testament to Uco Valley from which it hails, proffering a bouquet of fresh black fruit, floral notes of violets, with bright acidity, firm tannins and great length.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.

Selected yeast. Max. Temp. 28° C. 30 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in 100% second-use French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.2 g/l.

Grapes are grown in Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, at an elevation of 1,110 m. Los Chacayes is an extraordinary terroir. Its sandy loam and rocky soils guarantee good permeability, limit plants growth and assure perfect ripeness.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Malbec offers a bouquet of fresh black fruit, floral notes of violets, a mineral background, soft tannins and juicy acidity.

Barbecued beef, lamb or pork, semi-firm cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses.

Selected yeast. Max. Temp. 28° C. 30 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in 100% second-use French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.6 g/l.

Grapes are grown in Vista Flores, Uco Valley, at an elevation of 1,110 m. Vista Flores is an extraordinary terroir. Its sandy loam and rocky soils guarantees good permeability, limits plant growth and assures perfect ripeness.

89

points

2013 BenMarco Malbec
Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, 2015

"A lithe red, with refined flavors of cherry, plum and boysenberry, matched to notes of sandalwood. Juicy and buoyantly spicy on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 30,000 cases made."

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90

points

2013 BenMarco Malbec
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, February 2015

"Bright ruby-red. Complex aromas of black fruits, coffee bean and smoky, nutty oak. Round, broad and ripe, conveying an impression of soft extraction to the flavors of blackberry and violet. Not quite as generous in the middle as the Susana Balbo Malbec (Balbo also makes the BenMarco wines) but these tannins are sweeter and finer. Finishes with excellent length. An excellent value."

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92

points

2013 BenMarco Malbec
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, August 2015

"There is a change in the BenMarco line since 2013 when viticulturalist Edgardo del Popolo arrived at the winery. The 2013 BenMarco Malbec is now sourced from vineyards in Vista Flores and Chacayes in the Valle de Uco The nose is really floral and fruit-driven (black fruit), a little spicy and displaying elegance and poise. The palate is vibrant and focused with pure fruit and silky, fine tannins to make it really drinkable. A great Malbec from Uco and very nicely priced. 125,000 bottles produced."

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