Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2016

Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2016

The vineyards that provide the grapes used to make our Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc are located in Los Chacayes, one of the most renowned micro-terroirs in the Uco Valley, which is one of the most prestigious wine regions of Mendoza and of Argentina. In the vineyard —located at 1,350 meters above sea level (4,430 ft)— 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: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Cabernet Franc

APPELLATION: Uco Valley, Mendoza

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. The nose is complex with fresh plums, and red pepper combined with spicy notes of black pepper, wild thyme and menthol. In the mouth, this Cabernet Franc is fresh and has good acidity, as well as mineral from high-altitude rocky soils. The finish is long and elegant.

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Kaiken Obertura Cabernet Franc 2016

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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