À_An affable, rustic Merlot, Mainque has appeared in the Bodega Chacra line-up since 2006. It’s a Merlot with a little more body, a little more heft, and a little more manliness, yet it also shows the suave lines of the estate’s Pinot Noir wines. Dark, almost brooding fruit, a subtle humidor of smokiness, and a tempting savoury meatiness make the biodynamically produced Mainque stand apart from the crowd. Fewer than 500 cases made.
Variety: 100% Merlot
Ageing: 24 months in French oak barrels
Yield: 4894 bottles
Winemaker: Hans Vinding-Diers
Certified organic and bio-dynamic