Ben Marco Malbec, Mendoza, 2009

BenMarco wines are gently crafted to showcase the ripe fruit expression of our sustainably-farmed Mendoza vineyards. We harvest by hand into small boxes to minimize damage to the fruit before fermentation and vinify each variety separately before aging in new French (50%) and second year American (50%) oak for 11 months. Minimal handling creates wines that speak of their place - dry high desert, plenty of sunshine, and poor soils that are perfect for grape growing. These Malbec (92%) and Bonarda (8%) grapes are grown at over 3,000 feet elevation where hot days and cool nights allow the grapes to mature slowly and develop ripe, rich and concentrated flavors. Fill a glass with BenMarco and toast to the wonders of nature. Red wine. Alc. 14.0% by Vol. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Produced & bottled by Dominio Del Plata Mendoza, Argentina. Product of Argentina.