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Bodegas Krontiras : Organic & Biodynamic Winery

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The Bodegas Krontiras organic & biodynamic winery was founded in 2003, when Constantinos and Silvina Krontiras, amazed by the landscape and its resemblance to their homeland Greece, decided to acquire an 80-years-old Vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. 

Maricruz was born into a family of enologists and has been with Krontiras since earning her degree in agronomy. Consulting winemaker, Panos Zoumboulis studied in Bordeaux and has vast winemaking experiences throughout Europe. He oversees the vineyards and creates the blends for the wines.

Krontiras wines puts their unique mark in winemaking with a style that was a pioneer in Argentina: They built an impressive winery applying the golden ratio φ (1,618) and π (3,14) to create an excellent environment for wine elaboration and aging. The winery uses natural insulation materials (straw) to achieve energy saving and applies a very rational use of natural resources during production.

Krontiras makes great wines with a classic profile and considerable complexity, which can be enjoyed today or evolve perfectly well with time in the bottle.

The Vineyard

Lunlunta – Luján de Cuyo is located in Perdiel, an area famous for its old vineyards, and bordering the Mendoza River, this 12-ha monumental property is planted with 120 year-old vines, Malbec and Tempranillo, olive and fruit trees.

Early morning breezes descend from the Andes through the river and embrace our plantations creating a very special microclimate, ideal for natural vine growing. The vineyard is also home to our small farm of cows, sheep and a horse, which is used for plowing. This vineyard was certified organic in 2008 and biodynamic in 2012, and its grapes are elaborated exclusively for the internationally appraised and awarded Doña Silvina Malbec Reserva.

Maipu, Villa Seca is located in Maipu, this 18-ha property is our young vineyard , planted by us in 2005 with Malbec, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Aglianico. The area’s microclimate with cool nights and very hot days favors the creation of intense primary aromas and colors.

These are present in their Doña Silvina Rosado, the unique Doña Silvina Fresh Malbec, the Doña Silvina classic Malbec and the newest Doña Silvina Petit Verdot Single Vineyard Reserva.

Bodegas Krontiras Villa Seca vineyard was also certified organic in 2008 and biodynamic in 2012.

This 2019, Bodegas Krontiras has joined Singapore Newspaper, Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won four gold medal and two silver medal in this competition: Here are the list of wines:

Doña Silvina Fresh Malbec 2017

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

An innovative and unique no oak 100% Malbec to be served cold at 10-12°C. It is made with the organic and biodynamic grapes from our Villa Seca, Maipu vineyard handpicked late in February or early in March and gone through a Double selection (cluster and grape) by hand. The early harvest, the fermentation with wild yeast create a fruity and fresh wine of intense color, red flower and fresh plum aromas, leading through its soft tannins to a smooth finish.

Doña Silvina Rosado Malbec 2017

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

100% Malbec Rosado made with the organic and biodynamic grapes from our Villa Seca, Maipu vineyard handpicked late in February or early in March and gone through a double selection (cluster and grape) by hand. It is elaborated by the press/skin contact method (not sangria), then completes its fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks. Of bright salmon color with tile reflects, its white flower aromas are followed by strawberry notes, leading to a crisp, long finish.

Krontiras – Malbec Natural 2017 – Demeter – Organic

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Intense red color with violet reflections. Clean and bright. It presents aromas of ripe red fruits like prunes, remarkable expression of wood with notes of vanilla, soft notes of cinnamon. Friendly entrance with extreme fluidity, round tannins of pleasant texture, balanced in acidity and alcohol. With an elegant and smooth finish in the mouth. It is a mature wine that makes elegance a cult.

Doña Silvina Reserva 2012

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

Coming from our 120-year-old vines in Lunlunta, Doña Silvina Reserva Malbec is Bodegas Krontiras iconic wine. The organic and biodynamic grapes are handpicked early in April and hand-destemmed, berry by berry, before fermenting both in new French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks with their wild yeast. After a 24-month aging in new French oak barrels and a 12-month resting in bottle, the wine releases plum and blueberry aromas combined with soft cocoa, coffee and smoke notes. It keeps a lively acidity with smooth tannins and leads to a long, elegant finish. Its aging potential is 10+ years.

Doña Silvina Malbec 2016

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Bodegas Krontiras classic Malbec is made with the young organic & biodynamic grapes of our Villa Seca, Maipu vineyard, handpicked in mid-late March and gone through a double hand selection (cluster & grape). Following its fermentation in stainless steel tanks, it rests for 12-14 months in French (95%) &American (5%) oak barrels, then 6 months in bottle. A true expression of the Argentine Malbec, its color is deep purple and its nose gives aromas of mature plum, vanilla and chocolate. Its body is full, its acidity balanced and its finish long and persistent. Its aging potential is 5+ years.

Doña Silvina Torrontes 2017

Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper

Argentina’s emblematic white wine could not remain outside our portfolio. The grapes come from an high altitude organic vineyard in Rioja, one of Argentina’s northern regions famous for its Torrontes. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, this organic wine astonishes with its aromas and crispy flavors. Floral notes of rose petals combined with flavors of peach and lemon zest. To be enjoyed chilled and fresh.

Bodegas Krontiras offer authentic wines, sustainably produced in different Argentine regions and covering a wide range of styles and prices.

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