Kaiken Indomito Malbec 2019
Sight: intense red color with purple highlights. Nose: attractive notes of strawberries and floral aromas such as violets. Palate: captivating sweet mouthfeel and a refreshing finish, with dark chocolate notes at the end.
Altamira, Uco Valley. - Location and altitude: at 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) above sea level, and 112 km to the south of the city of Mendoza. - Climate: 350 mm annual precipitation. Large diurnal temperature range, with cold nights and warm days. Zone with early and late frosts. - Soil: chalky, with sand, lime and stones. - Wine style: fresh and fruity profile, and great varietal typicity.
Varietal composition: 100% Malbec Clone selection: Masal Yields: 9.000 kg/ha
Manual harvest during the month of March. Manual selection of grapes upon arrival at the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration for 4 days at 10oC (50oF). Fermentation lasted 7 days at 27oC (80oF) in concrete tanks using selected and native yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 20 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the concrete tanks. Ageing in concrete tanks for 10 months, then 4 months in bottle before being released.
Food Pairing Notes
Serving temperature: 15o–16oC (59o–61°F). Decanting is not necessary. Cellaring: store in a cool, dry place and away from sources of light. Types of food: grilled meat, stews and tapas.
The summer was mostly warm, but with great thermal amplitude (very hot days followed by very cold days). Yields were relatively normal. The dry harvest season produced grapes in perfect health. With medium to high alcohol levels, and acidity slightly above average, 2019 wines tend to be fresh and elegant.