Chakana Malbec 20 Vueltas al Sol
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley   

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.

This wine 100% malbec from our vineyard located in Paraje Altamira, this special site has high proportion of gravels covered with calcium carbonate.

It is bright purple in the glass, with a layered nose of fresh sour cherries, wild herbs, and a floral hint over a subtle background of plum jam. On the palate, it is juicy, with a solid structure and chalky tannins that are enhanced by the tertiary flavors derived from aging in German oak barrels. A precise and refreshing wine that evolves in the glass.

Uco Valley
Wine Type
100% Malbec
Agricultural Practices
LETIS Organic
Soil type
Sandy loam on calcium carbonate coated gravel up to 50 cm deep
Harvested by hand, drip irrigation, destemmed and fermented in tank. Two pump over for day and 20 days maceration at 25-29 °C temperature. One racking after ML fermentation. Ageing in 500-liter German oak barrels for 18 months with light ant medium toast. Filtered before bottling. Ageing in bottle for another 18 months. 2,5 g/l sugar and 6,5 g/l total acidity
168 (9-liter cases)

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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