Bodega Chacra Cincuenta y cinco 55 2019
Bodega Chacra is located in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia. Founded in 2004 by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, the man has dedicated himself to producing world class Pinot Noir from one of the harshest and remote wine regions on the planet.
A neglected plot of Pinot Noir planted over 70 years ago forms the foundations of the label with more vineyards procured over time. Piero farms these sites in accordance with biodynamics, believing that healthy vines make the best wines.
Pinot Noir with a wonderful purity. The nose complex, full of savoury earth and subtle red berry and cherry fruit. Dried strawberry and raspberry with a hint of mild marshmallow for plushy sweetness. Lifted with violet and rose petal florals, layered by undertones of smoke and mineral.
Cincuenta y Cinco is sourced from vineyards planted in 1955 that gently rest on a sea of pebbles, typical in riverbed soils. Carefully hand-picked, selected and gently pressed. Fermented whole cluster at very low temperatures to enhance the floral characteristics of the wine. The wine is then aged for 8 months with 30% in cement and 70% in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
“The blue-fruit character is impressive with intense, violet and floral character, which turns redder with earthier notes. Full-bodied, tight and very chewy, yet the tannins spread across the palate, releasing pure, seductive fruit and tense, bright acidity. Try after 2022.”