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Maipe Bonarda Reserve
Chakana
Argentina - Mendoza    - Lujan de Cuyo

Maipe means "Lord of the Wind" in Quechua. The Andean people still invoke his name to clear the skies after a heavy rain, or to temper the summer heat.

This purple-colored Bonarda offers a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose featuring plums and mulberries. A smooth, complex wine with intense, savory fruit flavors, great length and elegance.

Specifications
Appellation
Lujan de Cuyo
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% hand-selected Bonarda
Age of vines
15 years
Soil type
loam and silty loam
Pairings

Fruity, forward, and easy-going, this tasty effort will match well with bistro cuisine

Reviews and News

2015 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - 89 PTS - WE

2015 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Dry, earthy berry aromas are lusty and integrated. This has a crisp snappy punchy mouthfeel that's driven by lively acidity. Savory, salty flavors of berry fruits, hard spices and tomato finish with scrubbing acidity and good length."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 89 pts

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2014 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - 87 PTS - WA

2014 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - 87 PTS - WA

wa300The 2014 Maipe Bonarda Argentina Reserve was sourced from old 50-year-old parras/pergola vines and newer 13-year-old plantings in the classical Agrelo zone of Mendoza. It has the telltale balsamic notes of the variety, perhaps a herbal touch that somehow made me think of Bordeaux grapes. There is some rusticity, perhaps a touch of forest floor that is faintly musty and is a character I associate with the grape. The palate is ripe and round, with polished tannins and moderate acidity. This is chewy, pleasant and easy to drink with a slightly warm finish. - Luis Gutierrez"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #220, August 2015), 87 pts

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2012 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - WA - 91 PTS

2012 Maipe Bonarda Reserve - WA - 91 PTS

Wine Advocate 91The 2012 Bonarda Old Vine Reserve is about as good an example of this varietal that one will find. Its saturated purple color is accompanied by an exceptional bouquet of mulberry jam, spring flowers and loads of berry fruit. Although it was aged 12 months in French oak, there is no hint of oak, only super fruit, medium to full body, and a terrific mouthfeel as well as aromatics. This crowd-pleaser should drink nicely for another 2-3 years. Maipe is one of my favorite value selections from Fran Kysela as the wines are exceptionally well-made, and sell for a song.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 91 pts

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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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