Deep, ruby-red color exhibiting a great array of fruity notes, among which fresh red berries stand out, intertwined with aromas of eucalyptus and menthol. On the palate, a genuine expression of the typical flavors of a Cabernet Sauvignon is perceived, combined with unusual and extraordinary softness.
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.
The grapes were hand-harvested and berries were manually selected once in the winery. Fourty percent of the wine was aged for six months in French oak barrels and the rest remained unoaked in order to highlight the fruit flavors and aromas, and to maintain its soft and silky tannins.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.