Chakana Estate Torrontes
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.

Estate Torrontes is from Chakana's Gualtallary vineyard (5,300 ft elevation).

The wine shows the typical aromas of Torrontes (white flowers, lychee, peach) balanced by a refreshing acidity. Mineral texture due do the rocky soil of the vineyard. Elegant, dry and clean finish.

Wine Type
100% Torrontes
Age of vines
10 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
sandy loam with calcareous gravels
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged 4 months.

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Reviews and News

2020 Chakana Estate Torrontes - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2020 Chakana Estate Torrontes - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2020 Torrontés Chakana Estate Selection from El Cepillo, Uco Valley, was fermented in 500-liter barrels. Yellow in the glass. The mild nose delivers aromas of basil, jasmine and a little muscat. Flavorful in the mouth with a voluminous feel and accomplished freshness that allows room for both fat and a good flow, it has a slightly chalky texture followed by a pleasantly herbal and fruity finish. - Joaquín HIDALGO"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2021), 90 pts

2019 Chakana Estate Torrontes - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2019 Chakana Estate Torrontes - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"This is an attractive new style for Torrontés. Made with grapes from Gualtallary and fermented and aged in 500 liters barrels, the 2019 Torrontés Chakana Estate Selection is a fascinating wine: pale and murky in the glass because of the lees, the reductive focus ensures pristine aromas: white peach, gentle orange blossom, fennel and basil. In the mouth it is dry with a chalky texture well-balanced by the heightened freshness. The long, thirst-quenching finish makes this a wine to watch out for. Joaquín HIDALGO"
- Vinous (June 2020), 90 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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