Viña Cobos Felino Malbec 2021, Mendoza, Argentina

Viña Cobos makes wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come. Paul Hobbs, founding partner and winemaker at Viña Cobos, has worked since 1988 in the exploration of the different terroirs of Mendoza, looking for the most distinguished regions in Luján de Cuyo and the Valle de Uco, to produce wines that uniquely express their origins. With the inaugural vintage of Cobos Malbec in 1999, Viña Cobos marked a milestone in viticulture, defying existing standards and firmly positioned Malbec and Argentina on the international wine scene. Since then, these prestigious wines have been recognized around the globe by critics and consumers alike. 2021 Malbec – Hand-harvest with shears. 100% Malbec. Soil: Alluvial soils from different terroirs of Mendoza. Growing season: e 2021 season has been one of the best in the last 10 years. Snowfall during the winter was much higher than the previous year, although it is still below the historical average. The cool summer and the intermittent episodes of rain made the plants vegetate in good conditions and maturity occurred slowly. Areas with rocky soils and good drainage achieved very good concentration and complexity. Fermentation & bottling: Aging in stainless steel tanks, aged in new French oak (8%) for 8 months. Bottled in February 2022. Unfined. Tasting notes: Deep color and black tones. Aromas of blackberries, cherries, red fruit. On the palate the wine is medium bodied, with juicy tannins, pure and generous.