Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Kaiken Terroir Series wines are the product of our search for innovative terroirs in Mendoza, Argentina, from which our winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr. sources and selects the  best grapes to craft appealing and distinctive wines. This wine is predominantly Cabernet  Sauvignon with some additional Malbec and Petit Verdot, all selected from the top vineyards. Ruby-red in color, on the nose there is dark fruit and cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, together with hints of violet and a softness on the palate from the Ma/bee. Petit Verdot adds we/I-balanced structure. The wine has been aged for 10 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. Silky and long on the finish

VINTAGE: 2015

VARIETALS: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot

APPELLATION: Vistalba-Luján de Cuyo-Mendoza

AGING: 50% of the blend in previously used French oak barrels (1 to 3 times) during 10 months.

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

TASTING NOTES:

Our Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot exhibits the best of each variety used in this elegant blend. This wine of deep red color with shades of ruby displays ripe red fruit in the nose reminiscent of plums and notes of cherries intertwined with black fruit, spices, chocolate and coffee aromas from the blending process and French oak aging. In the mouth, the unmistakable power of Petit Verdot provides firm tannins that linger in the palate. Fruity flavors appear once more leading to an elegant finish with a soft texture.

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Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon 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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