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Product code: 2727

Viña Cobos, Volturno Cabernet Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina, 2018

Viña Cobos, Volturno Cabernet Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina, 2018

Producer Profile

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 with the place, the people, but also with the potential to make great wine.

He began experimenting with wild fermented Chardonnay and then with the variety that would become Argentina's calling card - Malbec. His first 10 barrel vintage of Malbec persuaded the American press of the potential of this grape. Paul established his own winery, Viña Cobos, in 1999 and 20 years later, Paul continues to make wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come. In an exploration of the different terroirs across Mendoza Paul looks for the most distinguished regions in Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco to produce wines that uniquely express their origins. The winery’s elegant and balanced wines are a result of meticulous vineyard farming and utmost respect for terroir.

Viticulture

This Cabernet Sauvignon based blend is selected from the very highest quality vines and bunches of their top estates.

Winemaking

A 6 day cold soak then fermentation in 8 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks with a total maceration of 35 days. Native malolatic fermentation in barrel for 3 months. Barrel maturation for 18 months in Taransaud French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.

Oak Ageing

Time: 18 Months
Type: French - Taransaud
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 100

Tasting Note

Deep ruby red colour, with dark tones. Complex and spiced, in the nose, we find notes that remember graphite, roasted red pepper bell, sweet spices, thyme and liquorice hints. In the palate is rich and textured, with creamy tannins, rounded, combined with a beautiful acidity that holds the persistence of the wine.

Food Matching

Red spicy meats, strong cheeses and desserts with chocolate.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 88%
Malbec 11%
Cabernet Franc 1%
Vegetarian Vegan Works Organically
ABV:
14%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
3 x 75cl