Belhara Estate is a family winery nestled in the Uco Valley in Mendoza, with a focus on crafting artisanal red blends and single vineyard wines. The estate’s 300 hectares of vines are split between three estate vineyards at altitudes of between 850 and 1400 metres. Stephen Huse, owner and winemaker, trained in oenology at the University of Bordeaux. Prior to establishing Belhara, he worked within the winemaking team at Châteaux Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild, as well as at Harlan Estate and Merryvale Vineyards in the Napa Valley and Almaviva in Chile. Sourced from selected limestone blocks of old vines from Belhara’s vineyard in the Valle de Uco – the Cabernet Franc vines are from cuttings taken from Pomerol in Bordeaux. The nose is smoky and saturated with black fruit, cassis and dark cherries. On the palate, opulent flavours of blueberry and blackberry are complemented by notes of roasted coffee and cinnamon on a long and lavish finish. A blend of 60% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.