Grape origin: Agrelo and Lunlunta a " Mendoza (Upper Valley of the Mendoza River).Vineyard age: 32 and 12 years old.Training system: horizontal trellis (a sparrala t).Altitude: 1,000 and 800 m above sea level.Harvest date: second week of April and last week of March.Average yield: 9,500 and 8,000 kg/ha.
Sight: intense and brilliant dark red color.Nose: delicious and complex with aroma of blackberries and ripe cherries, pepper and roasted redand green pepper. Touches of mocha cream, black pepper and coffee, which remind of its oakageing.
hand harvest in 20 kg boxes. Bunch selection. Short cold macerationfollowed by alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. 28-day maceration.Malolactic fermentation.Ageing: 14 months in new barrels. 80% French oak (Taransaud) and 20% American oak (Canton).Minimum storage of two years in bottles.
Pairs well with essentially all grilled red meats, particularly Argentine asado.
“Kinien” is a word from the Mapuche language meaning “the unique”. Kinien is the icon line of wines made by Ruca Malen.