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Vina Cobos, Felino Chardonnay 2018 (1x75cl)

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Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Vegan: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.5%
Product Code: AGMD0341B18S
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£15.05

Awarded 92 points and Highly Rcommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their June 2021 edition expert review of South American Chardonnays (see blue link below for the review). 

Vina Cobos, Felino Chardonnay 2018 - June 2021 Decanter review

In 1989, Paul Hobbs 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. Paul established his own winery, Vina Cobos, in 1999 and 20 years later, Paul 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.

Viña Cobos' winemaking philosophy is to approach it as natrually as possible, assuring that at each step the vines and wine are treated with utmost care. They encourage and pursue fermentation with indigenous yeast and prefer to bottle the wines unfiltered and unfined in order to retain their full body and persistent finish.

For this wine, regarding further detail on vineyards and winemaking, see the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Vina Cobos, Felino Chardonnay 2018 - fiche technique

100% Chardonnay.

Pale yellow with green tones. In the nose we find notes of white peach, green apple, white flowers and honeysuckle. On the palate, it has great freshness, balance and persistent finish. Certainly big enough for strong flavours and would be perfect with seared or roast shellfish like lobster and scallops or simply roast chicken.