Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza Vintage: 2018
Category: Red Wine Color: Red Varietal: Malbec and blends
Producer: Kaiken Estate
The Malbec Reserve and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve are both made from fruit grown in the Agrelo region, 950m above sea level. About 4% of Cabernet Sauvignon is added to the Malbec Reserve blend to lend a berryish edge to the chocolatey Malbec fruit.
Product Features: Carbon Neutral;Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Rogelio Rabino
The grapes come from vineyards in the Agrelo zone, 60 km from the city of Mendoza and at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level. These vineyards feature soils composed of silt, clay and sand with a presence of stones at a depth of two metres derived from erosion from the Andes Mountains. The region’s climate is warmer than that of the Uco Valley, which allows Kaiken to obtain grapes with more fresh fruit aromas and flavours as well as very ripe, soft tannins.
The grapes were hand-picked and then cold soaked for seven days to extract aroma and colour. After that, the grapes were fermented for 10 to 12 days and then kept on their skins for 10 to 15 days to give colour and structure. Following fermentation, the blend was put into French oak barrels for six months, of which 10% were new and the rest second and third fill. The wine was naturally fined and gently filtered before bottling.
Deep purple in colour. Ripe fruit aromas of strawberries and cherries are nicely complemented with spicy notes and menthol aromas. On the palate, this wine displays extraordinary balance, freshness and soft tannins.
Food Suggestion:Pairs with a wide array of food groups. Particularly excellent with grilled sirloin steak with chili sauce and garlic chicken wings.
Closure: Stelvin ABV: 14% Acidity [g/l]: 5.5