Ksana Malbec 2006
Malbec from Argentina
Ksana refers to the Buddhist idea of infinity in an instant. Likewise, we believe at the moment of tasting a wine, one experiences its vineyard's history and winemaking process. The correct combination of these is what will make a wine last in your memory forever.
A classic and elegant Malbec. Fresh, fruit-intense, and easy to drink. Deep purple color, with aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and plums combined with coffee and milk chocolate. A round, soft finish with good length.
Wine Spectator - "Very polished, with creamy tannins and a milk chocolate note leading the way for plush blackberry and blueberry fruit. The round, soft finish has good length."
The winery was founded and is owned by Marcela Gonzalez Riesgo and Héctor Durigutti. Marcela is a well-respected agronomical engineer and Héctor is one of the most famous winemakers in Argentina. Their families are best friends and they decided to work together on a small, ultra-premium project --using an amazing 90 year-old vineyard as the base-- that became Ksana.
The name Ksana comes from Sanscript and means instant. For the Buddhists it refers the moment in which infinity is experienced in an instant. Likewise, we believe at the moment of tasting a wine, one experiences its vineyard's history and winemaking process. The correct combination of these is what will make a wine last in your memory forever. View all Ksana Wines
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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