Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes 2016

Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes 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. Our Terroir Series Tonvntes comes from the Cafayate Valley in Salta, the prime region for the variety in Argentina. Attractively pale yellow in color, the wine is elegant, fresh and lively. On the nose it is aromatic, with hints of peach and tropical fruit. On the palate, there is good, refreshing addity, and a rounded, long finish.

VINTAGE: 2016

VARIETALS: 100% Torrontes

APPELLATION: Salta, Argentina

AGING: Unoaked

ALCOHOL: 13.2%

TASTING NOTES:

Our Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontés is an elegant wine with a bright greenish-gold color typical of the variety. The nose impresses with a delicious and varied aromatic expression featuring the variety’s classic and characteristic citrus fruits, orange peel, grapefruit, and tropical fruits that intermingle with a fresh and delicate floral note. The palate reveals spectacular acidity that pairs with its interesting aromatic profile and tropical flavors to make this a fresh remarkably persistent wine.

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Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes 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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