AWARDS: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, Silver Medal
Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza
Varietal: 100% Malbec Vintage: 2019
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Wine Maker: Gustavo Hormann
The Kaiken Aventura range celebrates Kaiken's ongoing exploration of new sub-regions and their regional differences within Mendoza. Located in the heart of the Uco Valley, Los Chacayes was classified as a GI in 2017 (a 'Geographical Indication' signifies an area of particular quality). Kaiken planted vineyards here between 2011 and 2016 at 1,250m, the highest altitude of the region.This location provides a climate of warm summer days and cool nights, which helps to slow ripening and maintain a fresh acidity.The vines in Los Chacayes Sur sit on free draining sandy-loam soils. This causes the roots to penetrate deep into the soil in order to access water and nutrients, which results in a more powerful depth of fruit concentration.
TASTING NOTES: Full-bodied with a core of vibrant dark black fruit, complemented by notes of wild herbs and black pepper spice,
Food Matches: All barbequed and grilled meats