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Bodega Chacra '55' Pinot Noir 2012


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Bodega Chacra’s remarkable primary vineyards were planted in 1932 and 1955.
Established in 2004 by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, Bodega Chacra crafts exclusively Pinot Noir wines in the Río Negro Valley of northern Patagonia, in Argentina. Incisa della Rocchetta found the property with existing, though abandoned, Pinot Noir vines planted more than 79 years ago, producing tiny bunches of small, concentrated berries. Vines grow on their own rootstocks, believed to produce superior fruit to those of grafted vines. From this and other fruit, he crafts 100% biodynamic, organic, natural and unfiltered Pinot Noir.

Harvested manually, the wines are fermented in cement vats with minimal intervention before being put into Burgundian oak barrels of which about 20% are new. Fermentation takes place naturally in the barrel over 6 months before being bottled without fining or filtration. Argentina is not that known for its Pinot Noirs, but this one is impressive: aromatic, light, elegant, and savoury with ripe fruits, herb and mineral notes.

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