Viña Cobos Chañares Estate Malbec 2019Regular price £86.00
A stunning, focussed and polished red from highly accomplished winemaker Andres Vignoni at Viña Cobos. Full bodied, super concentrated, notes of sage and thyme. Bold, elegant and refined. Drinking window now to at least 2035.
Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Grapes: 100% Malbec
One of the distinctive features of this vineyard, located in the Los Árboles district of Valle de Uco, are the native forests of Chañar trees, preserved in a nature reserve for the indigenous species of flora and fauna in the region. This Estate is characterized by poor, yet free-draining, stony and alluvial soils. Combined with the favourable climatic conditions of the 2018 vintage, makes this an extraordinary wine indeed. Aged for 18 months in a combination of new and second use French oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
After visiting Argentina in 1989, Californian trail-blazer Paul Hobbs became deeply interested in both the terroir and Argentine culture, noticing the unique potential for Malbec and other varietals in the region. After meeting two kindred spirits, Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud, they founded Viña Cobos in 1997 and since then there has been no looking back.