BenMarco Malbec 2008

Technical data

Wine type:
Red

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2008

Tasting notes

Sight: it has an intense purple color

Nose: intense aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans

Mouth: it is lush, full-bodied and penetrating on the palate with cassis and currant jam flavors, balanced acidity and strong tannins. Bonarda grants this typical Argentina’s Malbec a greater complexity and a better balance


Vineyard

Region: Mendoza (Upper Mendoza River Region)
Localidad: Agrelo

Region: Mendoza (Central Valley)

Winemaking

Vat: stainless steel tanks and oak barrels
Malolactic fermentation: yes
Maceration: cold maceration for 5 days. Extended maceration for 20 days
Oak aging: 11 months
Bottle aging: 6 months

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%


Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 64°F
Pairings: its pairs with grilled red meats, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and pasta with meat-based sauces
Home aging: 5-10 years

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Bertagna, Gustavo

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Bertagna, Gustavo
Age: 31
Studies abroad:


  • 2008 - Specialization in different international winemaking styles, France

  • 2007 - Grape Harvest and winemaking Cave de Florensac, France, as Second Winemaker

  • 2002-2005  - Grape Harvest and Winemaking in Zimmerman-Graeff & Muller Winery, Germany, as Second Winemaker

Awards / Scholarships: Scolarship from Don Bosco College for a postgraduate course in "Planning and quality management from the vineyard to the wine"

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: All along the past few years, the quality of Argentine's wines has clearly been improved, highlighting the improvement of work techniques and a better knowledge of the different geographical areas that produce high quality grapes with unique characteristics.

Balbo, Susana

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Balbo, Susana
Age: 56
Education: Winemaker
Studies abroad: Winemaking consultancy for English companies in Spain.
Winemaking and business consultancy for Chilean, Spanish and Italian wine companies investing in Argentina. Trainings in different wineries in California, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, such as Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Villa Banfi and Villa Mt Eden. Awards / Scholarships:


  • 2010 - Vicepresident of Wines of Argentina

  • 2006 - 2010 - President of Wines of Argentina

  • 2005 - High Impact Entrepreneur (Endeavor)

  • 2003 - Endeavor Entrepreneur

  • 1996 - Business Woman of the Year

  • 1981 - Graduated with Gold Medal at“Universidad J.A.Maza” Mendoza.

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: Argentina has a huge potential. It offers the chance to make high quality wines expressing the generosity of our land and climate.

Calification

Stephen Tanzer (2010) 89
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2009) 90

Awards

Robert Parker’s “World’s Best Wine Values Under $25 - 2009