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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 “Calixto” is of Greek origin and comes from the word “Kalós,” which means “something of great beauty.” This is how Malbec Gran Reserva Kalós Cru was born, a wine inspired by Calixto’s elegance, attractiveness and lingering memories.
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 malbec for Kalós Cru is sourced from the family’s Altamira vineyards in San Carlos, Mendoza, at an altitude of 1150 metres above sea level. Permeable, calcareous, rocky soils containing pebble combined with thick sand and silt.
A mild climate, with harsh winters and warm summers with cool nights. The grapes from Altamira lend the wine great character and a distinctive structure. Complex wines with a long finish are obtained, with great potential for oak aging.
The grapes were handpicked between the 2nd & 3rd week of April and placed in 15kg crates.
Post fermentation (in tank) the wine is then transferred to barrel for 18 months using both French and American oak.
An intensely red wine with violet hues. Its aromas are reminiscent of red fruits, blackberries, cassis, and plums with a delicate, well-integrated touch of vanilla and chocolate. Round and velvety in the mouth, with sweet, ripe tannins, good volume, and a long, elegant finish. A wine of remarkable complexity, typically contributed by grapes from high-altitude vineyards.
Barbequed tomahawk steak.
Will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 10 years or more.