Bramare Malbec Luján De Cuyo 2019, 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: The 2019 vintage was characterized by excellent climactic conditions throughout the growing season. Temperatures within the hisotrical averages, minimal rainfall, and a larger thermal amplitude coompared to previous years resulted in a characteristic growing season for Mendoza. The excellent health conditions of the vineyard allowed for a harvest of high quality fruit with good color and concentration. This wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak (20%) and new American oak (10%) in combination with second use oak (70%). Bottled in October 2019 unfined and unfiltered. 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.