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Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Old Vine Malbecs from Las Compuertas

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.
The Ksana wines are unfiltered; malolactic fermentation occurs in the oak; and indigenous yeasts are used to express the terroir. The vineyard is very densely planted (7,900 plants per hectare) with very low production per vine (0.6-1.1 kg); this adds to the wines' ultra-concentration. The Ksana winery and 90 year-old vineyard is located in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The winemakers are Pablo and Héctor Durigutti.

Ksana Malbec
90 points ('10), Wine Advocate:
"The 2010 Ksana Malbec is very closed at first, but it opens with lush dark cherry, violet and cassis aromas. The palate is silky smooth, with a core of ripe black fruit laced with creamy new oak, and a satisfying, creamy finish. This is easy drinking but is well-made."
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Ksana Malbec Reserva
92+ points ('08), Wine Advocate:
“Sourced from an 83-year-old estate vineyard in Las Compuertas and aged for 14 months in second-use French oak. It proffers an already complex nose of spice box, leather, lavender, smoke, and assorted black fruits. Ripe, sweetly-fruited, layered, and long.”
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