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2018

Bodega Chacra Barda

Pinot Noir

Patagonia

13 Alcohol

Introduction

Irrefutably, Argentina produces some of the world's most iconic wines. This Pinot Noir is one of them. Masterfully crafted from Bodega Chacra, situated in Argentina's southernmost wine region, the remote paradise of Patagonia. Far away from the rest of the world, its creator has been able to develop a wine in a pure expression of it's incredible terroir. The cool and dry climate lends itself to the delicate and perfect balance needed to create an exceptional Pinot Noir. The winery here is still young, having only been founded in 2003, but the winemaking heritage of its creator is one of longstanding notoriety. Piero Incisa della Rocchetta carried the genius and craftsmanship of his grandfather from Italy to Patagonia to create this divine expression of Pinot Noir, and expand the immeasurable appreciation that we have for both their craft and Argentinian wine. This wine is ready to delight, but we think it will get even better with some time tucked away. It can cellar well for up to 10 years. When you are ready, take the time to let it breathe and serve at slightly cooler than room temperature 16-17 C.


How it looks

Star bright, pale ruby in the glass with scarlet shimmers playing throughout the subtle ripples.

How it smells

Ripe and boisterous, bright red fruits rush out of the glass. Wafts of maraschino cherry, wild strawberry, and sweet and tart pomegranate explode our senses. Backed by subtle touches of a delicate natural vanilla bean, and violet spring blossoms add a warming note to this youthful and vibrant bouquet.

How it tastes

A hugely generous palate, at the forefront we find sharp and bountiful acidity. Crunchy red fruits are in tandem as cranberry, sharp cherry, pomegranate seed, unsweetened red liquorice, add a youthful, green stemmy quality. This methodically structured wine evolves through a long palate with light sticky tannins. The fruits almost ripen to unveil autumnal notes of crisp dried leaves and mineral-rich moist black loam. A delightfully intense and easy-drinking Pinot Noir.

Recommended food pairing

Go fresh! Get ripe, plush Roma tomatoes chopped into a herby bruschetta and serve it along with a crispy and warm, oven-fresh baguette drizzled with garlicky melted butter.

2018Bodega Chacra Barda

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