An entry-level offering from Bodega Benegas, Ataliva is made with 100% Malbec grapes sourced from the Upper bank of the Mendoza River and from Tupungato’s Uco Valley. Aged in French oak barrels (2nd and 3rd use) for about 6 months. At 14.5% Ataliva is a big wine and there is enough structure to balance the fruit and ripeness and subtle earthy elements lend a welcome savory aspect.
Bodega Benegas is the result of Federico Benegas Lynch’s effort and passion. The currrent owner, Federico was born and grew up on the historic ‘El Trapiche” winery which had been founded by his grandfather Tiburcio Benegas in 1883. The property stayed with the family for 4 generations until it was sold in the 1970’s.
Post fermentative maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and veal dishes.