Kaiken, Ultra Mendoza Malbec 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Argentina

  • Region:

    Mendoza

  • Area:

    Luj�n de Cuyo

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Malbec

  • Grape Blend:

    Malbec 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Aurelio Montes Baseden

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Kaiken Ultra Mendoza Malbec 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep ruby red in colour, with purple tones and a wonderful display of rich aromas. The nose is enticing and spicy with black fruit aromas and floral notes. Good structure and soft tannins lead to a finish that is fresh, complex and long, with fruit notes and subtle undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers.

Production Notes

The must was fermented in small tanks under optimum conditions to preserve the individual vineyard characters and qualities. After one month of fermentation, including maceration, the wine was transferred into French oak barrels, one third of which were new and two thirds of which were 2nd and 3rd use barrels. The wine was aged in barrels for 12 months and was lightly filtered before bottling.

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Producer Profile

Kaikenes are wild geese, native to Patagonia, that fly across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. In the same way, Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes to set up in Mendoza. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in the Uco Valley, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety that has been somewhat forgotten as Malbec has surfed one wave of success after another in the past decade. As a result, there are many old vineyards in Mendoza that produce excellent fruit. The Kaiken Ultra wines are a step up from the Clasico and Terroir Series.