While buying online is not the most simple of processes in Argentina, one winery is waving the e-buy flag: Viña Cobos.
The Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo-based winery owned by husband-and-wife team Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud as well as one Paul Hobbs has cleverly pre-released its Bramare Vineyard Designate 2013 collection online, which is available until 30 September.
This line focuses on single vineyards and micro regions spanning San Carlos and Tupungato in Uco Valley to Las Compuertas and home turf Perdriel where the winery is based and it’s a fascinating terroir tour. I had the excellent fortune to taste with Andrea at the end of April and besides wanting to take all their wares home and bankrupt myself in the process, it was a phenomenal lesson in tasting.
Floral notes such as violets can be intense and backed up by juicy red and black fruit in Uco Malbecs, for example, while Luján’s often takes the classic path, offering a more delicate experience in comparison. It’s a great lesson in terroir, given that soils, altitude and weather conditions differ among other aspects, and this collection really shows that.