About this winery
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...
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Done in collaboration with Jean-Marc Roulot, the grapes were picked early as they had reached optimal ripeness and had maintained acidity. Fermented in barrel without malolactic, the wine spent 11 months in barrique. Aged for 9 months in 1st use French oak barrels. 15% was aged in 2nd use barrels, while 85% of the wine was aged in 3rd use French oak barrels.
An up-front fruity wine with notes of saline. This Chardonnay has a tasty finish due to the calcareous components of the alluvial soil in which it was grown.