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Tim Atkin MW on BODEGA CHACRA

Titre

First Growth Tim Atkin's Argentina Classification 2018 Argentina Special Report 2018
May 2018


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Bodega Chacra

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. 

BODEGA CHACRA
Chardonnay Mainqué 2018

$88.41*
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Portfolio Portfolio Trialto
Product code Product code 134653
Format Format 6x750ml
Listing type Listing type Speculative
Country Country Argentina
Regulated designation Regulated designation Geographical Indication (GI)
Region Region Patagonia
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Chardonnay 100 %
Color Color White
Sugar Sugar Dry
Closure type Closure type Cork


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.
BODEGA CHACRA

Chardonnay Mainqué 2018

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Titre
- 94 Points -

December 2019


Mainque is an exciting project out of the Río Negro region in Patagonia and this is the second vintage for this collaboration between Burgundy's famed Jean-Marc Roulot and Piero Incisa della Rocchetta of Bodegas Chacra. The Chardonnay was aged for 10 months; 30% in concrete eggs and 70% in french oak barrels: 15% new, 85% used from Roulot’s domaine in Meursault. This absolutely delivers from the second the cork is pulled, as it releases striking aromatics of bright citrus, sliced pear, honey blossoms and wonderful saline minerality framing it all. On the palate this is beautifully textured, yet possesses remarkable definition and balance leading up to the mineral-laced finish. This is nothing short of outstanding today and should also age marvelously. Simply put, this is a thrilling bottle of Chardonnay that should not be missed.


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BODEGA CHACRA
Chardonnay 2018

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Patagonia, Argentina

87151 | 6x750ml |

$158.61*
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- 95 Points -

Wine Advocate, October 2019


The 2018 Chacra Chardonnay was produced from a two-hectare plot that was re-grafted on 50-year-old Merlot that has clay and some stones covered in limestone and was the best vineyard for Chardonnay and they kept the deep roots. The wine has great precision and purity in a clear Roulot style. It fermented and matured in 35% new barrels, and they all went through malolactic. The wine has the complexity and depth of old vines, as the roots are really old and established. This could be mistaken for a Grand Cru Burgundy. It has a little bit more oak than the Manqué Chardonnay, but it has much more depth and clout in the palate, and the saline sensation is bigger. It's sharp, precise, chiseled, like laser cut, with great freshness and length. It feels light on its feet, with great inner strength. The flavors linger in your mouth for a long time.

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Chardonnay 2018

Also Available - Chacra's Brilliant Pinot Noirs

BODEGA CHACRA
Cincuenta y Cinco Pinot Noir 2018

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Patagonia, Argentina

133686 | 6x750ml | Spec

2 case(s) available

$96.23*
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- 98 Points -

Wine Advocate, 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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Cincuenta y Cinco Pinot Noir 2018

BODEGA CHACRA
Barda Pinot Noir 2018

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136382 | 12x750ml | Spec

59 case(s) available

$45.51*
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Barda Pinot Noir 2018
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94 JSK

BODEGA CHACRA
Pinot noir Treinta y Dos 2017

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686485 | 6x750ml | Spec

4 case(s) available

$158.61*
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Pinot noir Treinta y Dos 2017
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98 JSK

About BODEGA CHACRA

BODEGA CHACRA

Bodega Chacra is located in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia. In 2004 Piero Incisa della Rocchetta purchased the first of three vineyards that have now become Bodega Chacra. Piero was captivated by an abandoned plot of Pinot Noir planted over 70 years ago, and became obsessed by the notion of producing world class Pinot Noir in one of the most remote, inhospitable and unlikely places in the world.



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