Kaiken

Mendoza
www.kaikenwines.com

Background

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 the Uco Valley, 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..

Inspiration

My inspirational wine

My inspirational wine will always be a wine that represents 100% the site that it comes from. Malbecs from Mendoza are something very special and have a very unique expression, depending on the site and its altitude. Aurelio Montes Junior