In 2004, Piero Incisa della Rocchetta purchased a plot of abandoned vines that had been planted in 1932 (Treinta y Dos) and founded Bodega Chacra. He renovated the vines using biodynamic practices, and in 2006 added two more vineyards to the estate: one planted in 1955 (Cincuenta y Cinco) and one planted in 1967. The oldest vineyards produce small bunches of ultra-concentrated berries that give a particular intensity to the wines made with them. On the ridge (Barda in Spanish) of the 1932 vineyard is a 22-year-old, 10-acre plot that contributes fruit to the wine named after it.
Certified organic (Argencert) and bio-dynamic (Demeter)
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Titratable acid: 5.21g/l
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels
Winemaker: Hans Vinding-Diers
James Suckling 94/100 in 2019
"A brambly array of bright, ripe dark fruit with a lithe and juicy feel that carries a bold, deliciously fresh array of dark cherry and blueberry flavors (sic) long on the finish, Zingy and energetic. 10 - 15 percent stems in fermentation. From bio-dynamically-grown grapes. Drink or hold."