Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec
- Vintage: 2018
- Origin: Argentina
- Taste Guide: This elegant blend exhibits the best of each variety used, and is a deep red in colour with shades of ruby. On the nose, it displays ripe red fruit reminiscent of plums and blackberries intertwined with spices, chocolate and coffee aromas from the blending process and French oak ageing. On the palate, the unmistakable power of Petit Verdot provides firm tannins. Black fruit flavours lead to an elegant finish with a soft texture.
- Food pairing: Grilled red meats, game or hard cheese.
- 75cl - 14.5% - Natural Cork Opening
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 known today as Kaiken. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in the Uco Valley, 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.