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From the same mind behind Bodega Montes, comes Kaiken winery, the Chilean winery's Argentinean cousin. Named after a wild goose native to Patagonia, this is a relatively young brand, founded in 2001, that has begun to simply soar. Of the wide selection of gorgeous wines from the heart of the renowned Mendoza region, Kaiken Clásico Malbec is a strong example of what this Argentine grape is capable of.
Argentina is the world's biggest producer of Malbec for good reason. For Kaiken Clásico Malbec 2018, this versatile and elegant grape makes up 100% of this Argentinean jewel. Harvesting the grapes by hand and hand-selecting them in the distillery ensures that the grapes are treated with utmost respect before being processed in small tanks to retain as much of their unique personality as possible.
After ageing for six months, this wine is a dark ruby red in the glass, leaning towards purple. Because only 40% of the wine was aged in French oak, this wine is extraordinarily fresh, with a fruitiness in 2018 that other years cannot lay claim to. This would be an excellent wine to have on hand for your next barbecue.
Description of Kaiken Clásico Mendoza Malbec 2018
Kaiken Clásico Mendoza Malbec 2018 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec)
- View: Deep purple
- Nose: Succulent and smoky aromas of blackberries and plums with hints of chocolate and sweet spices.
- Mouth: This wine shows a remarkable balance, freshness and soft tannins on the palate.
APPELLATION: Mendoza, Argentina.
GRAPES: 100% Malbec.
AGING: After fermentation, 40% of the wine was transferred to French oak barrels for six months, of which 10% were new and the rest of second and third use.
PREPARATION: The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, and then soaked for seven days to extract the flavour and colour. After that, the grapes were fermented for 10 to 12 days, and then kept in their skins for 10 days to give colour and structure.
RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-14 ° C
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