The Malbec Felino Viña Cobos is fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8 and 17 ton closed-top stainless-steel tanks. Aged in American oak barrels (10% new) for 8 months. Bottled in February. Unfined.
Vineyards are in the Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo at an altitude between 2,306- and 3,927-feet. Semi-desert climate. Hand-harvested.
Paul Hobbs established his own winery, Viña Cobos, in 1999 and 20 years later, he continues to makes wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come. In an exploration of the different terroirs across Mendoza Paul looks for the most distinguished regions in Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco to produce wines that uniquely express their origins. The winery’s elegant and balanced wines are a result of meticulous vineyard farming and utmost respect for terroir. In 1989, Paul 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 with the place, the people, but also with the potential to make great wine. He began experimenting with wild fermented Chardonnay and then with the variety that would become Argentina’s calling card – Malbec. His first 10 barrel vintage of Malbec persuaded the American press of the potential of this grape.