Kaiken Disobedience by Francis Mallmann Red Blend, Mendoza
The quality of being disobedient (= refuting to do what someone in authority tells you to do)
Tastes like: Black Fruit. Rosemary. Thyme. Dried Flowers. Spice. Silky Tannins.
This wine celebrates a collaboration of many years between well-known Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann and Kaiken estate. Known for his distinct style of open fire cooking, ably captured in the first season of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Mallman's unstoppable and unique nature is captured by the name 'Disobedience'.
This absolutely stunning Red blend offers up a riot in a bottle. It has total dereliction for conformity. As you would expect it offers a complex character of vibrant red fruit with a incision of graphite and sweet spices. The Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend is Full in body and a little perverse.
The grapes are sourced from Kaiken's vineyards in Altamira in the Uco Valley and Vistalba in the Luján de Cuyo region. Vistalba's chalk and sandy soil, at 1,200m altitude, imparts an elegant and fruit-driven character to the wine.The alluvial and loam soil of the Luján de Cuyo forces vines to penetrate deep into the soil.
Argentina - 2019 - 14.5% - 75cl
Sustainable - High Altitude - Vegan - Vegetarian
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021