Chacra was created by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta (the grandson of Sassicaia's creator), in 2004 with the intention of finding the most unobstructed expression of the climate, micro-climate, and terrior of Mainqué in the Río Negro region of Patagonia.
Río Negro is a a surprisingly perfect spot for Pinot Noir. Smack in the middle of Patagonia, temperatures are high at times; but the strong winds coming down the Andes cool the vines. Night temperatures drop by as much as 40 degrees preserving the vital acidity and floral qualities that make great Pinot Noir.
Cincuenta y Cinco comes from vineyards planted in 1955 which gently rest on a sea of pebbles, typical in riverbed soils. It is fermented whole cluster at very low temperatures, enhancing the floral characteristics of the wine. Cincuenta y Cinco has the highest amount of tension of all the Chacra wines while it still retains a comfortable ease. There is a wonderful purity in this wine with dried strawberry and iodine. This refined red mixes crushed bilberry and cherry fruit with undertones of smoke, game and mineral. A fine length.
Aged 11 months in concrete tanks for 50% and 50% in 2nd, 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels. 100% natural and unfiltered. Organic and biodynamic
Producer: Bodega Chacra
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Alto Valle del Rio Negro
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