Kaiken Torrontes

£10.50
Kaiken Torrontes

Lively and aromatic, a gorgeously refreshing change from Argentina.

Specifications

Country, Region
Argentina, Salta
Grape
Torrontes
Vintage
2018
ABV
13.5%
Food friend
Scallops with Thai style salad
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Lively and aromatic, this Torrontes has exuberant floral aromas and tropical fruit flavours. It's fresh with a rounded texture on the palate and crisp acidity. Enjoy now.

Producer details

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.

In the vineyard

The grapes are sourced from the prestigious Cafayate Valley of Salta. Here, cooler nights enable the grapes to retain their acidity and fine flavours. The vines are situated at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level and have an average age of 80 years. Soils are rocky and sandy. These conditions enable the winemakers to achieve lower yields and more balanced grapes.

In the winery

Grapes were all hand harvested into small, 15kg bins and manually sorted before entering the winery. A third of the grapes underwent pre-fermentative maceration for six hours at 8°C to extract the varietal aromatics of the Torrontés. Alcoholic fermentation followed in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 30 days at cool temperatures between 10-13°C to retain primary fruit aromas. No oak was used at any point.

Food Recommendations

It is a great match for spicy Thai or Asian styled dishes, especially fish.

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