About the Wine
Behind every great wine is a visionary, and in this case, it's none other than owner Hans Chang. Coen winery was born from the deep bond between him and the esteemed winegrower, Fernando Vera. The name "Coen" itself is a fusion of their initials.
Coen Estates, situated in Tupungato, Mendoza, is a hidden gem nestled 3,000 feet above sea level. This idyllic location boasts the ideal climate for grape cultivation, with cold winters and hot summers, irrigated by abundant rainfall and sourced from a 1300-feet-deep underground water reservoir originating from the majestic Andes Mountains. In this pristine environment, devoid of industrial contamination, Coen Estates thrives as the perfect haven for crafting world-class wines.
At the heart of Coen's success are two magnificent certified organic vineyards: Finca Poloc, with over 30 years of history, and Finca la Victoria, around a decade old. Covering approximately 50 acres each, these vineyards are meticulously managed by the Vera family, seasoned vineyard owners with over 40 years of experience. With their dedication to organic farming, Coen ensures that every grape carries the pure essence of the Uco Valley terroir.
In the world of winemaking, one name stands out as a true luminary – Mr. Attilo Pagli. Hailing from Italy, he is not only the Chief Winemaker at Coen Estates but also a global force who elevated Argentinian Malbec to international acclaim. Mr. Attilo’s trajectory in the world of wine began over 30 years ago, when he graduated from the Oneological School of Siena in 1983 and then began working with iconic Tuscan winemaker, Giulio Gambelli.
This wine has earned its place among the stars. It was awarded two times a 92 point review by Vinous Media and Wine & Spirits. Broadway World Awards has also recognized Coen Wines and Chief Winemaker, Attilio Pagli, stating that “Among the most admired winemakers in the world today is Attilio Pagli. He is not only the force behind Cohen Wines but also one of the masterminds who put Argentinian Malbec prominent in the eyes of the world.”
Aging: 400 days in French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Malbec. On the nose, this is a complex wine with diverse floral and fruit notes also a subtle touch of aniseed. The depth of the fruitiness is complemented by a licorice undertone and aromas of bitter cocoa, coffee, tobacco and vanilla, given by the ageing in French oak casks. It has a great concentration in the mouth with a long and complex finish.
The 2019 Malbec Reserva is made with grapes from Tupungato by Atilio Pagli and presents a nose of nutmeg, cigar box and hints of oak over diaphanous fruit flavors such as plum. On the palate, the tannins are gentle with a voluminous, juicy flow before the bold finish in which the fruit and oak combine, A subtle, nuanced wine. ~92 Vinous Media
2019 Valle de Uco Reserve Malbec Fernando Vera manages the Tupungato vineyards that grow this fruit, which ripened to huckleberry flavors in 2019. The fruit sits atop the oaky richness. There's an intriguing baking-spice note that offers some-thing to come back to, even for those who prefer lighter, fresher styles of malbec. It's a bottle they might be happy to drink with those who like the oomph. ~92 Wine & Spirits