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Vina Cobos Volturno Cabernet Malbec, 2018 £225.00
Vina Cobos Volturno Cabernet Malbec, 2018
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, and 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. Exploring 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 result from meticulous vineyard farming and utmost respect for terroir.
This Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend is selected from the very highest quality vines and bunches of their top estates.
A 6 day cold soak then fermentation in 8 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks with a total maceration of 35 days. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel for 3 months. Barrel maturation for 18 months in Taransaud French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.
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. The palate is rich and textured, with creamy tannins, rounded, combined with a beautiful acidity that holds the persistence of the wine. Red spicy meats, strong cheeses and desserts with chocolate.