Bodegas Krontiras Explorer Malbec 2018

Type: Red
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic
Rating: 93 James Suckling Points, 90+ Robert Parker Points

Climate: Set in the foothills of the Andes mountains, the climate is continental with cool nights and warm days
Terroir: Vineyards located at 900 metres above sea level. Average age of vines is 10 years old
Ageing: Cold maceration for 5 days. Alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts. Aged in 100% French Oak barrels of first and second use for 12 months

Color: Purplish red
Nose: Fruit-forward with a burst of spices
Palate: Bright and attractive with textured tannins, refreshing raspberry, red cherry fruit and nuanced wood spices

About the Winery:
Awed by the majestic landscape of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza and its resemblance to their homeland Greece, Constantinos and Silvina Krontiras decided to acquire this plot of 80-year-old vineyard, now known as Bodegas Krontiras. Their project had since begun in 2004, with the aim of offering a distinguished natural expression of the Mendoza terroir.

In this pioneering project, the winery focuses in the production of natural wines through organic and biodynamic farming, letting nature do its work. Only wild and natural yeasts are used, with minimal intervention in their winemaking process. The resulting wines are of a style lesser-seen in Argentina, and a joy to behold on the dinner table.