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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.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from La Consulta, San Carlos, Mendoza, planted at 1100 metres above sea level, from vines of 60 years of age. Soils with large deposits of rocky material. A climate with wide temperature ranges and scarce rainfall. The grapes from this area lend the wine a very deep colour and great aromatic intensity, as well as a complex fruity character in which black fruit and floral aromas stand out. Great potential for oak aging.
The fruit was harvested between the 3rd & 4th week of March using small 15kg crates. Once in the winery the fruit is then softly pressed and macerated on skins for 15-20 days. Fermented between 20 – 25oC to maintain freshness. Matured in French and American oak for 6-12 months.
This wine presents a violet colour and, small and bright claret tonalities. To the nose, it brings energetic aromas of ripe wild red and black fruits, spicy notes, and chocolate. A pleasant mouth feel, persistent flavour with plentiful ending. The brief time in French and American oak softens the huge tannic load, which offers us a wine of pleasant character.
Dry aged sirloin.
Will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 3-5 years.