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A high end Argentinian Malbec from esteemed winemaker Paul Hobbs.

Mendoza, Argentina
14.5% ABV.
100% Malbec


Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

Deep red colour with violet hues. Very intense aromas of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices, along with black fruits and roses. It is a complex wine, long and structured; Wide and firm tannins and a long end with a lovely red fruit aftertaste.

About the wine:

Luján de Cuyo, is known historically as the ‘prime zone’ for wine-growing in Mendoza. Its high elevation(3,251-3,467 ft), in combination with a semi-desert climate and low-nutrient gravelly soils provide ideal conditions for cultivation of high quality fruit.

Fermented with selected yeasts in 8 and 17 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks. 4 days cold maceration; 21-24 days total maceration. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 3 months to completion.

After fermentation, the wine spends 18 months ageing in a mixture of American and French oak, 32% of which is new oak.

About the producer:

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, not only with the place and people, but also the potential to make great wine. He 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 barrels 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 30 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.

Food match:

A succulent wine made to be drunk with succulent meat like a slowroasted leg of lamb.

This wine is seuitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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