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Viña Cobos, Bramare Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina, 2016

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Technical Details

  • Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

  • ABV: 14%

  • Closure: Natural cork

  • Colour: Red

  • Style: Still wine

  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes

  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes

  • Organic: No

  • Biodynamic: No

Producer Profile

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.

Viticulture

Luján de Cuyo, is known historically as the traditional ‘prime zone’ for wine-growing in Mendoza. Its high elevation location (3,250 to 3,470 ft), in combination with a semi-desert climate and low-nutrient gravelly soils provide ideal conditions for cultivation of high quality fruit.

Winemaking

Aging for 18 months in new French oak (20%) and new American oak (10%) in combination with second use oak (70%). Bottle unfined and unfiltered.

Oak Treatment

Time: 18 months; Type: French and American ; % oaked: 100; % new oak: 30;

Tasting Note

Deep, brilliant red. The nose expresses hints of cassis, black fruits, and floral notes that elegantly compliment the sweet and pungent spices. Good structure and tension on the palate, along with round tannins, drive a long, persistant finish.

Food Matching

Steak made with crushed black peppercorns, blue cheese and desserts with red fruits.

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Manage their waste to provide compost for vineyards. Organic fertilisers only, inter-row grasses help to “fix” nitrogen in the soils. Organic principles used for pest and disease prevention. Solar panels provide energy to winery. No fining or filtration used on their wines.
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