KAIKEN Disobedience by Francis Mallmann - Red Blend
- Vintage: 2019
- Origin: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
- Varietal blend: 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
- Taste Guide: Intense ruby red with a light violet tone. Complex nose with an aroma of red fruits mixed with sweet spice and graphite notes. At the end, there are soft notes of dried fruit too. Fruit forward palate with soft, silky tannins. Long, moreish finish with hints of dark chocolate.
- Food pairing: Ideal for pairing with grilled meats or hearty stews, this wine is a testament to the talent of winemaker Francis Mallmann.
- 75cl - 14.5% - Natural cork opening
If you are a lover of wines that represent the true quality and character of the excellent terroir of Argentina, you will become a fan of Kaiken wines. It took the efforts of famous Chilean winemaking expert, Aurelio Montes, the man behind the reputed Montes Winery brand, to set up Kaiken wines in the year 2001. Montes understood the immense potential of the Andes region that spans the best of Chile and Argentina. He also realized that the wine-rich Mendoza region was perfect for crafting Kaiken wines.
If you are wondering what Kaiken means, it is the name of a unique breed of goose that can be found commonly in the Andes region. The Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon crafted here are considered to be one of the best in this area, as it contains the perfect blend of Chilean and Argentinian characteristics. Currently, Kaiken Wines is managed by Aurelio Montes and his son. The Montes family, along with a team of experienced and expert winemakers at the helm of the affairs, Kaiken Wines is now a respected brand among wine lovers across the globe.
Thought I would add the winemaker’s comments about food pairing which we found amusing:
“For me harmony between wine and food
results obvious and boring, though I can
appreciate it and certainly understand it. Isnt
it more interesting too have a mouth clash of
dissonance of two great tastes that try to
convince you who is better?
This experience for me has more value than
the monotonous perfect match that seems to
work very well for toddlers” Francis Mallmann