Chakana Estate Torrontes
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.

The "yaguarete" (jaguar) on the label was known by the ancient Andean people as the "lord of the starred night"; the wildest known animal.

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.

Uco Valley
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.

Crabcakes and seafood pasta.

Reviews and News

2019 Chakana Estate Selection Torrontes - 94 PTS - TA

2019 Chakana Estate Selection Torrontes - 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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