Chacra Mainque Rose
Rio Negro, Patagonia
Bodega Chacra, founded in 2003 by Piero Incisa della Rochetta, whose grandfather started the 'super Tuscan' Sassicaia, is settling the bench mark for Pinot Noir in South America. This abandoned vineyard was discovered with old vines dating back to 1932. Original vines are still used. The singular vineyard of Chacra is of thick, pure gnarled Pinot Noir vines, plants from their own rootstock producing tiny bunches of small, concentrated berries which are harvested by hand. The wine making is 100% organic and biodynamic.