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Bodega Chacra is located in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia, 620 miles south of Buenos Aires, roughly equidistant west to east from the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is an idyllic region for grape growing notable for the absence of phylloxera and vine diseases. Due to the region's remoteness the air is unbelievably pristine, creating tremendous luminosity and intensity of sunlight. In 2004 Piero Incisa della Rocchetta purchased the first of three vineyards that have now...
- 96 Points -
Floral and offering up dark berries and dried strawberries. Hints of dried lemon skin. Full-bodied, very powerful and deep in terms of fruit. Chewy tannins yet they're so polished. Goes on for minutes. Best ever.See detailed press review
- 95 Points -
- #42 - Top 100 Wines of 2017 -
The 2016 Cincuenta Y Cinco is a drop-dead gorgeous Pinot Noir from Bodega Chacra. This Pinot Noir was sourced from vineyards planted in 1955, which sit on pebbly riverbed soils. It was fermented whole cluster at very low temperatures and spent 14 Months in French oak barrels. The aromas are gorgeous, opening with fresh strawberries and red berries woven together with spices, herbs and wet stones all taking shape. On the palate the silky texture makes this extremely attractive, as this elegant wines shows remarkable overall balance and tension through the long finish. Absolutely outstanding and will age beautifully.See detailed press review