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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 fruit for this wine was sourced from the Rodeo del Medio vineyard which is planted at 700 meters above sea level with an average age of 25 years. Alluvial soils with large amounts of pebbles and sand. Temperate and arid climate. Very warm summers and cool winters.
The grapes from this area lend the wine freshness and great intensity on the palate, which is characteristic of wines from warmer areas.
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 and vibrancy. Bottled without the use of oak.
Balanced, vigorous, and adventurous wine. Intense red colour with violet shades. High intensity of red fruits aromas in nose. Kind, natural and fresh in mouth. So juicy and moorish.
Charcuterie, Barbequed meats, and aged cheeses.
Drink in its youth but could improve with careful cellaring for 2-3 years.