Kalós, 59N, Malbec, 2020, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Producer Profile

Kalós Wines were created by the Losada family, who took up residence in Mendoza 20 years ago. It was created to pay tribute to Calixto, the Losada family’s grandfather. That is why the family decided to use his lifetime stories as a source of inspiration for the names of the wines. The name “59 Novias evokes the 59 girlfriends that he boasted of having during his youth.

Part of the philosophy of Kalós Wine is to pay tribute to the local people’s hospitality by producing wine of the highest quality. With this in mind, they selected the best grapes in Altamira and brought together winemakers Pablo Benavides and Fabián Valenzuela to make their wines.

Viticulture

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the following vineyard sites – Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo and San Pablo, Tupungato, Mendoza, planted at between 700 – 1000 metres above sea level. Age of the vines is 25 years (Agrelo) and 15 years (San Pablo).

Alluvial, sandy, and highly clayey soils. The climate presents great thermal variation between day and night. The grapes from this area yield wines with remarkable persistence, subtle aromas with well-balanced acidity, plenty of red and black fruit notes, and a mild palate.

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested between the 2nd & 3rd week of March using small 15kg crates. Once in the winery the fruit is then softly pressed and macerated on skins for around 20 days. Fermented between 20 – 25oC to maintain freshness and vibrancy. Matured in French oak for 6 to 12 months.

Tasting Note

A wine with a deep purplish colour and highly intense aromas of black fruit, morello cherries and raspberries complemented by vanilla notes from oak aging. Long, smooth, and persistent in the mouth.

Goes well with

Charcuterie, Barbequed meats, and aged cheeses.

Cellaring

Will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 3-5 years.

Features

Varieties: Malbec 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Vintage: 2020
organic-practicessustainable

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    Weight 1 kg