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Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine
Chakana
Argentina - Mendoza    - Gualtallary

Chakana is the name of the Southern Cross constellation. Its rotation in the sky throughout the year made it an effective agricultural calendar for the ancient Andean people.

Deep, orange color. Complex nose, notes of white flowers, peaches, evolution and skins aromas. Nice texture, good structure, final minerality, perfectly balanced by good freshness.

Specifications
Appellation
Gualtallary
Wine Type
Orange
Varietal(s)
100% Torrontes
Age of vines
15 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Sandy-loamy, with important presence of gravels and pebbles covered by calcium carbonate.
Vinification
Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, maceration of 8 months on the skins in 500-liter French Oak barrels, unfiltered.
Production
150 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Sushi, grilled fish, spicy Asian dishes.

Reviews and News

2019 Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine - 94 PTS - TA

2019 Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine - 94 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Right up there with my favourite orange wines in Argentina, this is a Torrontés that spent eight months on its skins but is so well made that it didn’t extract excessive bitterness from a grape that has tannin to spare. Egg-fermented and aged in old wood, it’s a salty, assertive, grippy white with quince and orange zest flavours and a refreshing, low-alcohol finish. 2020-24"
- Tim Atkin MW (March 2020), 94 pts

Producer Information: Chakana

Chakana is a family owned winery located 960 meters (3,149 feet) above sea level at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Agrelo, Mendoza. It is one of the leading ...
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