Kaiken Torrontes 2022
Torrontes is a uniquely aromatic, exotic variety and the Kaiken Torrontes is certainly no exception. The Kaiken Torrontes has a fresh zingy acidity on the palate with an interesting profile of aromas and flavors. It has a long and beautifully fresh finish.
The grapes for our Terroir Series Torrontés grow in vineyards in the Cafayate Valley, located in the Salta region of Argentina. The vineyards selected for this wine are planted at an average height of 2,000 meters above sea level (6,560 ft.), which means the vines grow in a cool climate, developing pronounced acidity in the grapes and producing marked freshness in the final wines. The valley‘s exceptional conditions for making high quality wines are complemented by the great age of its vineyards, some of which are 80 years old; together, these factors lead to low yields and high aromatic concentration.
The Kaiken Winery was built in 1920 by Italo Calise. In the early years, the winery lso produced other products wuch as olive oil, distilled beverages and tartaric acid. Today, the winery has the capacity to make up to 7 million litres of the higest quality Argentine wine.
"Our philosophy has always been to produce premium wines, with special concern for the care of the environment and our collaborators, promoting a sustainable culture in all stages of the process of making our wines, so that our footprint on the earth is a real contribution of conservation and permanent care." - Kaiken Winery
The Caiquén is a wild goose from Patagonia that flies across The Andes between Argentina and Chile. By embarking on this cross-border flight the Caiquén takes up a major challenge.
Just like the Caiquén, Aurelio Montes, founder of the Chilean winery Bodega Montes, made several trips across the Andes until, in 2000 he rediscovered Mendoza as a generous land filled with superb vines and hardworking people. In 2001 he realized Mendoza was the perfect place to make Kaikén Wines, wines that embody everything a great wine ought to be.
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