2020 Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir

Possibly our best Pinot buy of the year. A pure, driven, ethereal beauty of a Patagonian red.

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The Barda Pinot is a sensational value high-end Pinot Noir for lovers of pretty, fine-boned styles rather than the rich, mulchy examples.

Cranberry, pomegranate and other red fruits dominate the buoyant nose. It is pine needle fresh, alpine in feel, with a flowing and gentle fruit-sweet core, and shows a savoury, dusty edge to the finish.

The fruit for the Barda Pinot is sourced from Bodega Chacra's younger vineyard, planted in 1990 from cuttings from their ungrafted original vineyards from 1932 and 1955. It is a wine of heritage, and pure class.

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.


Aged: 50% in concrete tanks and 50% in French oak barrels (15% new) for 11 months. 100% natural and unfiltered.

93 Points - "Plenty of orange peel and pomegranate to the dark strawberry and raspberry aromas. Medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and fine tannins, which come together nicely and energetically at the finish. Drink and enjoy." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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Bodega Chacra

Bodega Chacra is located in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia, in the dead centre of Argentina.

Founded in 2003 by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta - the grandson of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, creator of Sassacaia, one of the monuments of Italian wine. After trying a Patagonian Pinot at a tasting in NYC, Piero began searching for site in the Rio Negro region, a search that bore fruit in the Mainque area. He took over a site with ungrafted vines dating back to 1932, and the development of a world class winery too shape, with a focus on organic and biodynamic viticulture.

He brought legendary Meursault producer Jean-Marc Roulot on board to aid in the planting and vinification of Chardonnay - not a bad advisor! Piero's dedication to producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay was rewarded when Chacra Treinta y Dos Pinot 2018 was named Best Wine in the World by James Suckling.

Winemaker Piero Incisa Bodega Chacra

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