BenMarco Expresivo

Uco Valley, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Gualtallary is well-known for its chalky alluvial soils which allow adequate water drainage. The result in BenMarco Expresivo, is a wine with deep, bright ruby color. It has chalk, earthy, floral, peppercorn tree fruits notes. It is a vertical wine with ultra-fine grained tannins, long after taste and great aging potential.

Grilled meats, veal, medium-strong cheeses and spicy sauces.

Hand picked, destemmed, lightly crushed. Pumping over and delestage three times a day. Max. temp. 30º C. Extended maceration 30 days. Aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Blend is 75% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc. Alcohol 13.5%; acidity 6.1 g/L.

Grapes are grown in Gualtallary, Uco Valley at an elevation of 1,285 m. Gualtallary is well-known for its chalky alluvial soils which allow adequate water drainage.

Tasting Notes

Deep, bright ruby color. It has chalky, earthy, floral, and peppercorn tree fruit notes. It is a vertical wine with ultra-fine grained tannins, long finish and great aging potential.

Hand picked, destemmed, lightly crushed. Pumpingover and delestage three times a day. Max. temp. 30º C. Extended maceration 30 days. Aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Blend is 87% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Franc. Alcohol 14.4%; acidity 5.9 g/L.

Grapes are grown in Gualtallary, Uco Valley at an elevation of 1,285 m. Gualtallary is well-known for its chalky alluvial soils which allow adequate water drainage.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Expresivo is a wine with deep, bright ruby color. It has chalky, earthy, floral, and peppercorn tree fruit notes.

Grilled meats, veal, medium-strong cheeses and spicy sauces.

Hand-picked grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed. Pump-overs three times a day. Fermentation at maximum temperature of 30º C. Extended maceration 30 days. Aged 14  months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Blend is 80% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.3 g/l

The grapes for BenMarco Expresivo are grown at an elevation of 1,285 m. Gualtallary is well-known for its chalky alluvial soils, which allow adequate water drainage.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Expresivo has aromas of blackberry, peppercorn tree, violet, mineral notes, balanced natural acidity and firm fine-grained tannins.

Grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and cream sauces.

Hand-picked grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed. Pump-overs three times a day. Fermentation at maximum temperature of 30º C. Extended maceration 30 days. Aged 14  months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Blend is 65% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcohol 14.5% Acidity 5,6 g/l

The grapes for BenMarco Expresivo are grown at an elevation of 1,285 m. Gualtallary is well-known for its chalky alluvial soils, which allow adequate water drainage.

Tasting Notes

2012 BenMarco Expresivo is deep, bright ruby in color with black currant, tangerine, and licorice aromas. Full body, firm tannins and layers of pretty fruit, plus just a hint of vanilla bean, make this wine energetic and exciting.

Grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and cream sauces.

Hand picked, destemmed, lightly crushed. Pumpingover and delestage three times a day. Max. Temp. 31º C. Extended maceration 35 days. Oak aged 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Blend is 45% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 15% Tannat, and 5% Bonarda. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.68 g/l

Grapes are grown at an average elevation of 1,060m. The Malbec is from Vista Flores, the Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Árboles, the Syrah from Eugenio Bustos, and the Tannat and Bonarda from Ugarteche.

Tasting Notes

Wafting aromas of red currants, black cherries and mildly smoky and sweet vanilla oak. Layers of currant, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice (cocoa, nutmeg), dark chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, with fine, ripe tannins.

Pairs well with a grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces.

Hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed. Pump-overs and delestage 3 times a day. Max. Temp. 30°C. Extended maceration. Oak aged 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels with a light toast.

Blend is 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot, and 5% Bonarda. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.88 g/L

Grapes are grown at an average elevation of 1,080 m (3,543 ft.). The Malbec is sourced from San Pablo and Gualtallary, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Agrelo, the Syrah from Eugenio Bustos, and the Tannat and Bonarda from Ugarteche.

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