Drink after 2023, but already a gorgeous bottle. 98 Points
About The Wine
The Rio Negra region where Bodega Chacra is located is essentially one big alluvial plain, a ribbon of meltwater from the Andes, with desert on either side.
Of all the Chacra wines the Cinquenta y Cinco (1955) Pinot Noir most reflects the stony, pebbly soil, with a supremely fine but dense, gravelly palate that is wonderfully pristine and detailed.
The colour is a beautiful red garnet, the nose full of musky red fruits and a slight herbalness, and the mouthfeel is invigoratingly fresh and pure for something so concentrated. Some gentle tannin adds support.
An outstanding wine, one of our best of the year.
About 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. 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 region. 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.