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Ayni Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose
Chakana
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

Ayni is the Quechua term for the principle of reciprocity, practiced for centuries by the Andean people - "in order to receive, you first have to give." Chakana's renowned Paraje Altamira vineyard, which sits 3,300 feet above sea level, bears the name Ayni & is the source of the Ayni wines.

Argentina has a history of sparkling wine production dating back to the early 1960's. 

Creamy with a nice toasty aroma. Well-balanced natural style with fine bubbles and a dry, palate-cleansing finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
Sparkling
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
10 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
sandy loam with calcareous gravels
Vinification
Methode Traditionnelle (Champenoise). Aged for 18 months on its lees (cur larres) before disgorgement. Brut Nature (zero dosage).
Pairings

A versatile wine, good on its own or paired with any food.

Reviews and News

NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 94 PTS - Descorchados

NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 94 PTS - Descorchados

descorchados2018 logo"Perhaps with the same sort of structural power that Altamira reds possess, this sparkling rosé shows something immutable in body, lively texture, bracing acidity. The wine spent 18 months on the lees and this, no doubt, provides flavor complexities well beyond the fruit, but still the fruit predominates with intense aromas, substantial, and crisp, lively acidity. If what you’re looking for is a sparkler for carpaccio or roast beef, this is it."
- Descorchads 2018, 94 pts

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NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 92 PTS - TA

NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 92 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"An impressive first release for this all-Pinot Noir bubbly from Paraje Altamira, aged for 18 months on its lees before disgorgement. It’s a creamy, bready, well-balanced style, with fine bubbles and a dry, palate-cleansing finish. A fizz to watch. 2017-22"
- Tim Atkin (Argentina Special Report 2017), 92 pts

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NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 91 PTS - IWR

NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 91 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Light salmon pink. Aromatically effusive of orchard fresh red cherries. Bright and lively on the attack, this is a sparkling wine that offers good depth of red cherry seamlessly integrated with freshly baked bread notes. Pure with good finesse, this is a wine with enough substance to pair with red meats. 100% Pinot Noir from 10 year old vines in the Ayni vineyard in the Paraje Altamira in the Uco Valley; aged 18 months on the lees."
- International Wine Review (Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018), 91 pts

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NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 88 PTS - WE

NV Ayni Sparkling Nature Rosé - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"A salmon color and aromas of orange peel and rubber form the opening on this rosé sparkler. A foamy mouthfeel is cut back and tempered by a bolt of citric acid, while this tastes briny and like citrus skins."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Chakana

Founded in 2002 by Juan Pelizzatti, 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. ...
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