Chakana Estate Cabernet Franc
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.

Expressive and ripe nose, juicy texture and intense fruit. Excellent balance, well integrated tannins and stunning minerality.

Wine Type
100% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
15 years average
Soil type
Sandy-loamy, with important presence of gravels and pebbles covered by calcium carbonate.
Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. 100% ML.
Aged 6 months in French Oak Barrels.
Slightly filtered before bottling.
150 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2020 Chakana Estate Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2020 Chakana Estate Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2020 Cabernet Franc Estate Selection comes from the Uco Valley and was aged for six months in French, 500-liter barrels. A rich reddish color. The nose offers ripe raspberry and blackberry with hints of mint and herbs that enhance the other flavors. The aging process makes itself felt in the mouth. The flow has a terse, broad texture initially, but then it grows more compact and linear. The mild acidity enlivens the reactive tannins, which establishes a good structure. A balanced take on the year, it will grow milder with more time in the bottle. - Joaquín Hidalgo"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2021), 91 pts

2020 Chakana Estate Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - JS

2020 Chakana Estate Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Blueberry, blackberry and chili notes on the nose. Red beans, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins. Juicy and fruity on the palate with a clean finish. Some tar comes through. Drink now."

- James Suckling (November 2021), 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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