Kaiken Disobedience by Francis Mallmann


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’.

Kaikenes are wild geese, native to Patagonia, that fly across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes in the same way to set up in Mendoza.

Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in Valle de Uco, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety that has been somewhat forgotten as Malbec has surfed one wave of success after another in the past decade. Kaiken’s own vineyards supply 70% of their production requirements and 30% is from vineyards that they control.

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, contributing deep fruit concentration and tannin.

As Francis Mallmann says, wine is a celebration. And this is a wine created to celebrate friendship, love, reunion… And celebrate an act of freedom, no one can decide how to do it.




Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Intense ruby ​​red with a light violet tone
Nose Complex, with an aroma of red fruits mixed with sweet spice and graphite notes. At the end, there are soft notes of dried fruit
Palate Sweet, with soft tannins and silky but present. Fruity and long finish with some hints of dark chocolate in the aftertaste

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 60% Malbec , 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Full-Bodied Red
Estate/Producer Kaiken estate/Francis Mallmann
Country Argentina
Region Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Vintage 2019
Vinification The grapes were harvested by hand in March and April and then manually sorted at the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration took place for five days at 10°C. The grapes were then fermented for 10 days at 28 °C in concrete tanks using both selected and indigenous yeasts. 30% of the wine was matured in first use French oak barrels, the rest in second and fourth use French oak barrels for 15 month before spending a further six months in bottle before release.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but also can be cellared up to 10 years


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