Viña Cobos, Bramare Appellation Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2017
Paul 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 20 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.
Luján de Cuyo, is known historically as the ‘prime zone’ for wine-growing in Mendoza, situated at a high altitude of 3,250 to 3,470 feet (990 to 1,060 meters) and in a semi-desert climate, the low-nutrient gravelly soils provide ideal conditions for producing high quality grapes.
Aging for 18 months in new French oak (20%) and new American oak (10%) in combination with second use oak (70%). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Time: 18 months; Type: French and American ; % oaked: 100; % new oak: 30;
Deep purple colour. Aromas of ripe red and black fruit mixed with spicy notes of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and cigar box. Hints of confectionery. Concentrated palate with sweet tannins and a velvety texture.
A succulent wine made to be drunk with succulent meat like a slowroasted leg of lamb.
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