COLLOVATI RESERVA MALBEC
Bodegas Krontiras is the fruit of the union of Constantino Krontiras, of Greek origin, and Silvina, his Argentine wife. Captivated by the great potential of Mendoza's viticulture, he decided to carry out this undertaking, making his idea of making the highest quality wines a tribute to his wife come true. For the project, Constantino Krontiras brought together his friend and renowned Greek winemaker Panos Zouboulis, who has more than 25 years of experience in winemaking in the old world. “While in Greece we make wines with autochthonous strains that are ideal for each terroir, in Mendoza we have the optimal altitude and climate that, combined with the age of the vineyards, allows us to achieve the best expression of the Malbec strain,” says Panos Zouboulis. Under the philosophy of environmental balance and efficient use of local ecosystem resources and available nutrients, the organic treatment of the vineyards for biodynamic production was started.
Winemaker: Javier Collovati
Winery: Javier Collovati Vineyards
Appeal: Sañogasta, Famatina Valley, La Rioja
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Altitude: 1300 masl
Vineyard area: 1.7 hectares
Soils: Very permeable and deep sandy loam
Harvest method: Manual, second week of March
Maceration and Fermentation: Cold maceration at 6ºC for 4 days, total maceration 16 days; Alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts for 6 days at 25ºC.
Malolactic Fermentation: in barrels for 4 months
Aging: 12 months in French oak and American oak barrels. 12 months of storage in bottle
Winemaker's observations: Intense red in color, with blue reflections. Powerful and complex aroma. Notes of ripe red fruits are revealed, with hints of vanilla and chocolates. This wine highlights its terroir with subtle mentholated aromas typical of the area. Its well-present tannins give it character and liveliness. Its round and fatty finish makes it a pleasant wine.
Sugar: 2.13g / l
Total Acidity: 5.7g / l
Volatile acidity: 0.45 g / l
Dry Extract: 34.14 g / l
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