2018 Bodegas Chacra "Barda" Pinot Noir, Patagonia
This is one of the wines that we begged to be imported. Bodegas Chacra is a biodynamic estate in the dry region of Rio Negro in Patagonia, Argentina. Started in 2004 of Piero Incisa della Rocchetta of the iconic Tuscan winery Sassicaia, Chacra has been producing wines of remarkable energy, purity, and precision.
"Pure, minerally and powerful, with concentrated flavors of red plum and dried raspberry, loaded with powerful meaty notes. Sandalwood accents linger on the finish, showing caressing tannins.
Its structure being rather airy and open, Barda was conceived to be consumed while still fresh and young. Its alcohol percentage is generally low – 12 to 13 percent. Produced from Chacra’s youngest vineyards, Barda has a strong and character and is intended to be versatile – a perfect companion for most foods. The vineyards, planted in 1990, grow on slightly sandy soils. As all our vineyards, Barda’s vineyards are ungrafted and massale selection yielding over 2 kilos per plant. It is fermented at low temperatures in round cement tanks, with natural and unfiltered indigenous yeasts.
A perfect pairing for fish, salads and omellettes." -- Winery