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.
Stephen Tanzer - Vinous February 2015
“Aged for 14 months in French Oak. Bright medium red. Pungent aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, minerals and sandalwood plus a hint of peppery spices. Silky and quite dry, showing lovely inner-mouth clarity and lift but only moderate flesh and sweetness. The adamantly dry finish hints at fresh herbs and spices. I would never have guessed that this Pinot was carrying 14% alcohol. Needs time to unwind but will eventually blossom in bottle. With 24 hours in the recorded bottle this wine showed intriguing aromas of mint and quinine and a distinctly silkier texture, with a sweet, savoury raspberry flavour emerging. The wine performed admirably in a flight of 2012 red Burgundies I happened to be tasting and I raised my score accordingly. 92/100