Kaiken By Montes Malbec Reserva 2016 (1x75cl)
Kaikenes are wild geese, native to Patagonia, that fly across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. In the same way, Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes to set up in Mendoza. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in Valle de Uco.
The grapes come from vineyards in the Agrelo zone, 60 km from the city of Mendoza and at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level. These vineyards feature soils composed of silt, clay and sand. The region’s climate is warmer than that of the Uco Valley, which allows Kaiken to obtain grapes with more fresh fruit aromas and flavours as well as very ripe, soft tannins.
The grapes were hand-picked and then cold soaked for seven days to extract aroma and colour. After that, the grapes were fermented for 10 to 12 days and then kept on their skins for 10 to 15 days to give colour and structure. Following fermentation, the blend was put into French oak barrels for six months, of which 10% were new and the rest second and third fill. The wine was naturally fined and gently filtered before bottling.
Kaiken Malbec Reserva is deep purple in colour. Ripe fruit aromas of strawberries and cherries are nicely complemented with spicy notes and menthol aromas. On the palate, this wine displays extraordinary balance, freshness and soft tannins.
Malbec | Cabernet Sauvignon
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