To produce the Malbec Bramare Valle de Uco Viña Cobos, cold maceration takes place for 4 days. Fermented in closed 8 ton stainless steel tanks. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 3 months to completion. Aged in cask for 18 months, 20% new French oak barriques and 10% new American oak barriques, 70% second passage.
The vineyards are located in San Carlos and Tupungato, both districts of Valle de Uco, Mendoza. They are situated between 3,330 to 3,845 feet elevation in the foothills of the Andean Mountains. The soils are very heterogeneous, with sand and rocky patches. These sites present a pronounced slope, which favors soil drainage, along with the cold nights contribute to fruit ripening.
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.