Kaiken Ultra ‘Los Rocas’ Malbec (750ml)
Renowned Chilean wine producers, Montes, have taken their expertise across the Andes and into Argentina to craft the wines of Kaiken.
Kaiken wines are produced in estates in Uco Valley and Vistalba in Mendoza.
This deep brilliant red-colored wine with purplish tones displays rich aromas. The nose has interesting spicy and floral notes —a clear expression of a cool year—intertwined with black fruit aromas reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries that show this variety’s great typicity. Good structure and soft tannins call for a second glass. The finish is fresh, complex, and persistent with fruit notes and subtle spicy undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers.
The fruit for the Kaiken Malbec Ultra was sourced from the Uco Valley. Variations in altitude and soil type
result in grapes with distinct characteristics that give unique and highly-complex wines. Grapes are
sourced from three vineyards with unique characteristics and superior quality terroirs. These vineyards
are grown at different altitudes: Vistaflores at 1,350 m.a.s.l.; Gualtallary at 1,300 m.a.s.l.;and Altamira at
1,100 m.a.s.l. In spite of location and altitude variations, all three soil types are similar: alluvial soil with
some sand and silt on surface layers on top of very rocky layers that provide excellent drainage and
ideal conditions to grow highly concentrated grapes.
The grapes were hand-picked into 15kg-trays in April. The process was aimed at preserving the
berries, which were selected manually in the winery to ensure removal of any foreign particles capable of affecting
final product quality. Must was fermented in small tanks under optimum conditions preserving vineyard character
and qualities. After one-month fermentation (including maceration), the wine was decanted into French oak
barrels (1/3 into new barrels and 2/3 into 2nd- and 3rd-use barrels)to highlight the fruity character of our wines.
Wine was aged in barrels for 12 months and was slightly filtered through cartridges before bottling