Kaiken 'Disobedience' by Francis Mallmann Red Blend 2020
The Kaiken ‘Disobedience’ by Francis Mallmann Red Blend 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'. The grapes are sourced from Kaiken's vineyards in Altamira in the Uco Valley and Vistalba in the Luján de Cuyo region. ‘Disobedience’ comprises a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 30% of the wine is aged in first-use French oak while the remainder is aged in used oak barrels to create a rounded, rich wine with expressive red fruit and sweet spice notes. This wine is deep ruby with violet hues and aromas of blackberries, cherry, and wild herbs. The palate is vibrant and fruit forward with subtle hints of spice from the time in oak. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the wine has a persistent, rich finish.