Bramare Malbec Luján De Cuyo 2017, Mendoza, Argentina

The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker (Paul Hobbs), and two partners from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina is known historically as the “premier zone” for wine-growing in Mendoza. Its high elevation location (3,018-3,537 ft), in combination with a semi-desert climate and low-nutrient, stony soils provide ideal conditions for cultivation of high quality fruit. Growing season: This season was influenced by La Nina and consequently it was significant drier, in contrast to the 2016 season. In spring, the average temperatures were lower than historical, registering 4 events of late frosts that affected yields. Good weather conditions during harvest season allowed us harvesting grapes of excellent quality and health conditions. Aging and Bottling: Aging for 18 months in new French oak (20%) and new American oak (10%) in combination with second use oak (70%). Bottled in November 2018. Unfined and unfiltered. Tasting notes: Deep purple color Aromas of ripe red and black fruit mixed with spicy notes of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and cigar box. Hints of confectionery. Concentrated palate with sweet tannins and a velvety texture.