In 1989, Paul Hobbs visited Mendoza for the
first time. Driving over the Andes from Chile with his longstanding
friend Jorge Catena, brother of the famous Nicolas Catena, he fell
in love, not only with the place and people, but also the potential
to make great wine.
He began to work with the Catenas, firstly experimenting with
wild ferments for Chardonnay and then with the variety that would
become Argentina's calling card - Malbec. His first 10 barrel
vintage of Malbec persuaded not only the Catenas, but also the
American press of the potential with this grape. Paul established
his own winery, Vina Cobos, in 1998 and, over 30 years later, Paul
continues to push viticultural and winemaking boundaries to the
max. Concentrating on the Valle de Uco, widely regarded as the
highest quality region, Paul is the driving force for some of the
most impressive wines in the country.
Cobos wines are the flagship of the winery and they are
produced from the most vintage vines of Marchiori vineyard. These
wines are elegant and subtle, highly powerful and concentrated with
good complexity and balance.
Bramare Vineyard Designate captures the aromatic power,
intensity and complexity of prominent lots in unique vineyards.
Bramare confers all its vineyard potential to elegant and
expressive wines. Its label is inspired by a blooming vine.
Bramare Appellation highlights the richness of Mendoza
regions and it exquisitely shows the differences among the
excellent grape growing potential in Luján de Cuyo and the Uco
Valley. These wines are abundant, expressive and hedonistic with
highly aromatic intensity, ripe fruit and soft tannins.
Felino wines stand out because of their freshness and
fruity expression. Elaborated with grapes sourced from different
regions in Mendoza, each of these varietal wines highlight their
typical richness: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and
Chardonnay. The line is intense and brilliant with a vivid acidity
and delicate and balanced tannins.