This is a Malbec with great concentration but also a lightness across the palate really delivering a sense of the high altitude terroir. Inky violet in colour, on the nose it is expressive, flowery and fresh, with cherries and vanilla hints. This wine has subtle tannins, is elegant, refined, delicate yet still energetic.
Pair this with slow cooked, melty lamb shanks.
From vineyard sites in the Valle de Uco and Lujan de Cuyo at an altitude of between 2306 and 3927 feet above sea level, the climate is semi-desert like. After a traditional red wine fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in new French Oak (37%) in combination with second use oak (63%).
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. Paul established his own winery, Viña Cobos, in 1999 and 20 years later, Paul continues to makes 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.
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