Search Wine Reviews

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

2020 Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2020 Torrontés Chakana Estate Selection Maceración Prolongada combines grapes from Paraje Altamira and Gualtallary, both in the Uco Valley, and spent nine months in concrete eggs with skins. Murky gold in color. The unusual aromatic profile features basil and herbs and traces of ripe satsuma over a bed of yeast and resin. Sharp and dry in the mouth, it features tannins that keep things compact and stretch out the flavor. An earnest wine, better on the nose than in the mouth. - Joaquín Hidalgo"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2021), 89 pts