Kaiken Aventura, `Aventura` Los Chacayes Sur Malbec

£23.00
  • Kaiken Aventura, `Aventura` Los Chacayes Sur Malbec
  • Kaiken Aventura, `Aventura` Los Chacayes Sur Malbec

Kaiken Aventura, `Aventura` Los Chacayes Sur Malbec

£23.00

AVAILABILITY: 6 in stock

Grape Malbec
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Fresh, Red and Black Fruit, Smooth, Spice, Aging Potential, Food Friendly
Country Argentina
Region Los Chacayes Sur, Mendoza
Volume 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable


Experience the rich and complex flavours of Kaiken Aventura, `Aventura` Los Chacayes Sur Malbec. Intense and deep ruby red with violet hues, this wine offers bold notes of star anise, blackberry, and strawberry. Its vibrant acidity and velvety tannins lead to a complex and long finish. Perfect for those who appreciate a wine with superb aromatic intensity and wild herbal notes. This Kaiken Aventura Malbec can be enjoyed now or aged for 10 years. Versatile, it pairs well with wood-fired Provolone, goat cheese platter, cavatelli, and grilled rib eye with chimichurri sauce.

Critic Review

Decanter World Wine Awards: 95Pts Gold Medal

"Fresh nose of charming dark cherry and herbal nuances. Lovely concentration of dark fruit and mineral flavours on the palate. Vibrant, with firm tannins. Long finish."
Decanter Panel for DWWA 2023

About the Producer

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 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.

Vineyard and Winery

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' signifys 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.

The grapes were hand harvested at the end of March before undergoing manual selection at the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration took place for 4 days at 10ºC before a 7 day fermentation at 24ºC in concrete tanks, using selected and native yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 20 days where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the concrete tanks. Ageing took place in concrete tanks for 12 months, then a further 6 months in bottle before release.

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