2022 Bodega Chacra Cincuenta y Cinco Pinot Noir14678
WINEMAKER: Piero Incisa della Rocchetta & Jean-Marc Roulot
REGION: Patagonia, ARG
VARIETY: Pinot Noir
VITICULTURE: Certified Organic/Biodynamic
Cincuenta y Cinco comes from vineyards planted in 1955 which gently rest on a sea of pebbles, typical in riverbed soils. It is fermented whole cluster at very low temperatures, enhancing the floral characteristics of the wine. Cincuenta y Cinco has the highest amount of tension of all the Chacra wines while it still retains a comfortable ease. There is a wonderful purity in this wine with dried strawberry and iodine. This refined red mixes crushed bilberry and cherry fruit with undertones of smoke, game and mineral. A fine length.
Piero Incisa della Rocchetta is the grandson of the aristocratic winemaking family behind Tuscany's groundbreaking Sassicaia. In 2004 Piero heard whispers of an abandoned Pinot Noir vineyard in Patagonia, originally planted in 1932. And so, began what is now Bodega Chacra. Organic & biodynamic certified, located in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia. Since 2017, Piero has been working with famed burgundy wine-maker JM Roulot to produce Chardonnay in Patagonia to great acclaim. Fruit is hand harvested, fermented in concrete, transferred by gravity, created without fining or filtration in order to produce wines with transparency.