Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine
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.

Deep, orange color. Complex nose, notes of white flowers, peaches, evolution and skins aromas. Nice texture, good structure, final minerality, perfectly balanced by good freshness.

Wine Type
100% Torrontes
Age of vines
15 years old
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Sandy-loamy, with important presence of gravels and pebbles covered by calcium carbonate.
Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, maceration of 8 months on the skins in 500-liter French Oak barrels, unfiltered.
150 (9-liter cases)

Sushi, grilled fish, spicy Asian dishes.

Reviews and News

2020 Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine - 89 PTS - VINOUS

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

2019 Chakana Estate Torrontes Orange Wine - 94 PTS - TA

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

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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