Country: Argentina Region: Lujan de Cuya, Mendoza
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Vintage: 2013
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Aurelio Montes Baseden
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.
Ageing Potential: 4 - 5 years
The 2013 is golden yellow with greenish nuances. The nose offers aromas of tropical fruits such as pineapple as well as peach and citrus notes, all of which blend with light and elegant aromas from the oak ageing. Silky on the palate, with well-balanced acidity leading to a long and refreshing fruity finish.
Food Matches: Chicken / Fish / Vegetables / Cheddar cheese