Bodegas Krontiras Explorer Petit Verdot 2017
Grape Variety: 100% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic
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 18 months
Color: Intense red with violet hues
Nose: Notes of ripe cherry, minerals, spices which transits to hints of vanilla and chocolates
Palate: Spicy with hints of black fruits and olives. Friendly tannins with good structure and a persistent finish
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.