Goyenechea Winery was founded in 1868 by the brothers Santiago and Narciso Goyenechea. They began their business in Argentina by establishing wine and spirits stores in Buenos Aires. Later they went on to purchase an estate and winery in Villa Atuel, to the south of the Mendoza Province. Today, the fourth and fifth generations work together with the same dedication and commitment as their predecessors, making Goyenechea a true family-run business in the world of winemaking.
This wine is made using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from La Vasconia Estate at Villa Atuel, San Rafael, Mendoza.
Fermentation takes place over 10 days at controlled temperatures ranging from 26 to 28 ºC. This is followed by a long maceration on its skins at 28ºC. This takes place alongside malolatic fermentation.
The wine is aged for 12 to 18 months in first and second use French oak barrels, and for two years in the bottle.
It is a ruby-red wine with violet hues and an appealing brightness. The nose is spicy, with a hint of vanilla, chocolate and nuts; good aromatic intensity and well-balanced oak. On the palate it is smooth, with plentiful sweet tannins that contribute to its full body. As it progresses, the fruits and wood grow in intensity, and prunes, spices and chocolate appear. Ideal for any kind of red meat and strong cheese.