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, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety that has been somewhat forgotten as Malbec has surfed one wave of success after another in the past decade. As a result, there are many old vineyards in Mendoza that produce excellent fruit. Kaiken's own vineyards supply 70% of their production requirements and 30% is from vineyards that they control.
Made with grapes from vineyards in the Agrelo zone, 60 km from the city of Mendoza and at an altitude of 950 meters above sea level. This terroir features soils composed of silt, clay, and sand with a presence of stones at a depth of two meters and derived from erosion from the Andes Mountains.
The grapes were handpicked in March and transported in 300-kg bins to avoid damaging the fruit and keep it intact for manual selection in the cellar. The must was fermented and had a total maceration time of approximately one month. Once fermentation was complete, 40% of the wine was aged for six months in French oak barrels, after which the wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Deep ruby in colour. Fresh red fruits intermingle with aromas of tobacco and spices. On the palate, the wine is soft and vibrant with a pleasant finish that reflects the fruit aromas. The long, captivating finish has great complexity and spicy notes typical of the variety.
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Name Kaiken Clásico Cabernet Sauvignon Country Argentina Region Mendoza ABV% 13% Vintage 2018 Grape Variety 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans