Cincuenta y Cinco Pinot Noir 2018

BODEGA CHACRA

Cincuenta y Cinco Pinot Noir
2018

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

$96.24*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
133686
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Unavailable
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
Patagonia
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
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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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Notes about product

Fruit from vineyards planted in 1955 which gently rest on a sea of pebbles, typical of riverbed soils.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are whole cluster fermented at very low temperatures, then aged for 9 months in concrete ( 60%) and used French oak barrels (40%).

Tasting notes

Notes of dried strawberry, crushed bilberry and cherry fruit with undertones of smoke, game and mineral, with a lengthy finish.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 98 points -

October 2019

The 2018 Cincuenta y Cinco follows the breathtaking 2017 with an extra degree of elegance and filigree. This wine has reached an amazing level of sophistication and nuance. There are tannins there, and there's more power and clout than the lightish color and perfumed nose might point at. 2018 was an easier vintage to ferment; they had very good yields and natural balance in the grapes that were extremely healthy. They didn't need to cool down the grapes because the weather was colder, even if they picked a little earlier to avoid the need for any acidification; in Patagonia acidity can go down very quickly in the vine, so if you pick too late you need to acidify. The full clusters fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the tannins seem to be driven more by the stems than by the pips; the stems are always ripe because the luminosity in Patagonia is amazing, but the wine is at a low 12.5% alcohol. This is very low in sulfur, as they have lowered the addition of it after the experience with the Sin Azufre. Twenty-five percent of the volume matured in concrete and the rest in used barrels. The wine was kept with the lees and never racked for the eight months the élevage lasted. There is cleanliness, there's purity and, again, light and energy, and there is no reduction. 20,388 bottles were filled in December 2018.

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