Kaiken Terroir Series Vistaflores Malbec Mendoza
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 Valle de Uco, 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. Kaiken’s own vineyards supply 70% of their production requirements and 30% is from vineyards that they control.
Tasting Notes: Gold Star Wine Of The Year Under €20 New World
This is a wow of a wine and our Red Wine of the Year! Silky fruity Malbec married with some Petit Verdot for structure and Bonarda for depth – fruity, complex and elegant. Here is what happens when a skilled winemaker makes careful use of grapes, oak barrels and time!
Food Pairing: Red Meat