Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2015

Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2015

The grapes used to make our Cabernet Franc 2015 are sourced from Uco Valley, one of the most prestigious wine regions of Mendoza and Argentina. Grapes are harvested directly from our vineyard located in the famous designation of origin of Vistaflores.
In the vineyard—located at 1,350 meters above sea level—spur pruning (goblets), terroir, and high-altitude coolness allow us to obtain excellent grapes to make powerful and fresh wines. Soils—mostly alluvial—are largely made up of pebbles and rocks. This type of soil, combined with high-altitude climate (warm days and cool nights), allows grapes to ripen slowly and gives wines with a well-balanced nose and mouth.

VINTAGE: 2015

VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Franc

APPELLATION: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

AGING: After fermentation the wine was decanted into French oak barrels to age for 12 months (third-use barrels). This wine is not aged in new barrels to highlight fruit and elegance.

ALCOHOL: 14.5

TASTING NOTES:

Deep ruby red color with pale and elegant purplish shades. The nose is complex with ripe red currant, fresh plums, and red pepper combined with spicy notes of black pepper and clover. Concentration and structure are well-balanced. In the mouth, we find freshness and acidity as well as minerality from high-altitude rocky soils. The long elegant finish displays red fruit and spicy aromas.

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Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2015

Region: Kaiken

WINERY OVERVIEW
Aurelio Montes, founder and winemaker of Chile’s renowned Montes winery, established Kaiken after falling in love with Argentina’s terrior-driven wines. Kaiken are a distinctive breed of geese that crisscross above the Andes across Chile and Argentina. In emulation of its namesake, the Kaiken brand reflects the best of both sides of the Andes. Today, the combination of Chilean winemakers and phenomenal estate locations –Maipu (Cruz de Piedra), Lujan de Cuyo (Ugarteche, Agrelo) and Valle de Uco – produce exceptional Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

WINEMAKER PROFILE
Aurelio Montes, Founder & Chief Winemaker
An industry pioneer, Aurelio Montes brings his education, experience and expertise to Argentina with Kaiken. Applying the ingenuity synonymous with the Montes brand, Aurelio Montes and his son Aurelio Jr. have captured the exceptional elements of the terroir, resulting in wines full of character, personality, elegance and expression.

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