Ben Marco Expresivo Mendoza 2005

Member Review by enotheque:

Awesome and at the higher end of the value Argentine blend price point. Nevertheless, this wine easily owns pricier, points-hyped blends that get the end-of-year thumbs up (cough, top 100) in the glossy magazines. This particular wine clearly represents a masterclass in blending technique by Pedro Marchevsky. The actual, correct variety composition of the blend is: 55% Malbec 15% Bonarda 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah 10% Merlot Unbelievable balance of flavors, with the depth, color and backbone that Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon contribute, as well as the refined tannins, aromas and berry goodness (and great acidity) that Malbec and Bonarda bring about. Leave this one open for several hours before enjoying. Masterful blending with real, regional expression of these varieties. What a rare treat. To learn more about the producers and the impact of their work on the image that Argentine wines convey worldwide, here's my post... http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2009/02/wines-of-susana-balbo-and-pedro.html

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Dominio del Plata:
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections... Read more
Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marchevsky (Viticulturist). The core philosophies that they share, and that figure prominently in the production of their wines, are the following: Precision Viticulture This is a grape-growing philosophy that demands attention to detail, however small. The planting of the vineyards, varietal selections, vineyard management systems, water management, canopy conduction, sanitary precautions and harvesting decision are all managed personally by Pedro and Susana in order to achieve the highest quality standards. Sustainable Agriculture The entire project is specially designed and implemented in a way that doesn’t harm the natural resources, preserves the environment, functions according to social requirements, and at the same time maintains productivity in order to remain economically competitive. Superior Winemaking Skills Our winemaking skills and professional knowledge have been developed over more than two decades through intensive and prolonged education and research. From this accumulated knowledge, we have designed and constructed a winery that employs state-of-the-art enological technology for the processing of grapes and therefore the production of high-quality wine. Love and Passion Knowledge and experience are not the only keys to successful winemaking. Every step of top-quality wine production demands a love and a passion for the winemaking process in order to obtain a successful result. The dedication and diligence of our entire family working in the vineyard, in the winery and for the marketing of the wines gives the company its unique character. The constant search for perfection and the appreciation for fine wine, as well as our relationships with the people that contribute to the success of the winery, is physically embodied in the beauty of the Dominio del Plata Winery. Read less

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Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
4.00 5
02/08/2009

Awesome and at the higher end of the value Argentine blend price point. Nevertheless, this wine easily owns pricier, points-hyped blends that get the end-of-year thumbs up (cough, top 100) in the glossy magazines. This particular wine clearly represents a masterclass in blending technique by Pedro Marchevsky. The actual, correct variety composition of the blend is: 55% Malbec 15% Bonarda 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah 10% Merlot Unbelievable balance of flavors, with the depth, color and backbone that Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon contribute, as well as the refined tannins, aromas and berry goodness (and great acidity) that Malbec and Bonarda bring about. Leave this one open for several hours before enjoying. Masterful blending with real, regional expression of these varieties. What a rare treat. To learn more about the producers and the impact of their work on the image that Argentine wines convey worldwide, here's my post... http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2009/02/wines-of-susana-balbo-and-pedro.html


Snooth User: lmnopinot
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4.00 5
06/22/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ben Marco Expresivo Mendoza

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Source: Morrell & Company
10/01/2008

A truely wonderful wine produced in the tiniest of quantities. 50% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 15% Bonarda, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Tannat. Hand picked, destemmed and lightly crushed with an extended maceration of 30 days. The root stocks used are ungrafted, as Argentina was lucky enough to avoid the dreaded Phylloxera aphid.




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