2021 Kaiken Ultra Chardonnay
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2026|
The grapes used for the Kaiken Ultra Chardonnay come from two different areas: 90% comes from Altamira, which provides freshness and minerality, and 10% from Vistalba, which provides creaminess and volume on the palate.
The grapes used in the Kaiken Ultra Chardonnay were harvested by hand and transported in 10 kg trays to avoid damaging the grapes and to preserve their quality. The grapes are then manually selected in the winery, removing any element that could be detrimental to the final quality. 65% of the juice is fermented in small tanks, which allowed this process to be carried out in optimal conditions, while preserving the characteristics and quality that the vineyard gives the grapes. The rest of the juice has had a fermentation in new French oak barrels, where it remained for another 12 months. Fermentation lasted between 20 and 30 days and was carried out at 10°-13°C.
Kaiken Ultra Chardonnay shows golden color and greenish hues on the rim. In the nose, the Ultra Chardonnay also shows aromas of fruits such as pineapple, white peach and banana such as critrus that are intertwined with subtle and elegant aromas released by aging in oak barrels. On the palate, this wine proves to be complex, fresh and lively with a balanced and refreshing natural acidity leading to a lingering finish.
The Caiquén is a wild goose from Patagonia that flies over the Andes between Argentina and Chile. Entering into this cross-border flight presents the Caiquén with a major challenge. Like the Caiquén, Aurelio Montes, founder of the Chilean winery Bodega Montes, made several trips through the Andes until he rediscovered Mendoza in 2000 as a generous land full of beautiful vineyards and hard-working people. In 2001, he realized that Mendoza was the perfect place to make Kaikén wines, wines that embody everything a great wine should be. Read more under the heading winery.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|
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