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Chakana Estate Torrontes
Chakana
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.

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Torrontes
Age of vines
10 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
sandy loam with calcareous gravels
Vinification
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged 4 months.
Pairings

Crabcakes and seafood pasta.

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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