Ruby red with violet highlights and extraordinary brightness pointing to its youth. Great fluidity and medium depth. Ripe dark fruit aromas, such as plums and blackberries, stand out, joined by delicate notes of semisweet chocolate. Enjoy a gentle, juicy, pleasant attack with a hint of dry flower petals on the palate.
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 2020 harvest season was warm and dry, which contributed to an earlier ripening stage when compared to previous years. In warm years such as this one, irrigation management is key to proper vine care and balance. The grape concentration and skin quality obtained were absolutely splendid.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry dishes.