Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec 2016

Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec 2016

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 a blend of Ma/bee, Bonarda and Petit Verdot, aged for ten months in French oak. The Ma/bee gives hints of violet on the nose, together with a delightful soft texture on the palate. Bonarda brings floral character, and the small amount of Petit Verdot adds firmness and body.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: : 80% Malbec,  15% Bonarda,  5% Petit Verdot

APPELLATION: Vista Flores- Mendoza, Argentina

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

TASTING NOTES:

Our Terroir Series Malbec is an elegant soft wine that pairs well with different dishes, especially red meats. With a deep brilliant purplish red color this wine shows fruit notes in the nose that evoke plums and spices such as thyme. The palate displays the silky character of Malbec framed by the structure and freshness of Petit Verdot. The finish reveals interesting notes of fresh fruit from Bonarda.

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Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec 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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