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Chakana - Torrentes 2017

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Area: Lujan de Cuyo
  • Wine Maker: Gabriel Bloise
  • Grape: Torrontes
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, seafood and a great partner for spicy food as well.

Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 87 (2011) JR: 16 (2013) WS: 88 (2013) WE: 87 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Spring-like nose of fresh white peaches, pears, green apple, green melon and hints of jasmine and rose petals. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with fruit flavors and plenty of body. Well balanced, this wine displays a pleasant freshness with citrus notes and a long finish.

Winery Information

Chakana

Chakana winery was founded by Juan Pelizzatti on May 2nd, 2002. Juan was driven to enter the wine industry first and foremost by his passion for wine, and also by the desire to invest his time and money on a product of agriculture. Although Juan did not know it at the time, the company was founded on the same day the Chakana was celebrated on the Andes highlands: on that same day, the Southern Cross (the Chakana for the Inca people) becomes vertical in the night Andean sky.Juan's mission is to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2011)87 pts

Mar/Apr '12 by Stephen Tanzer - Pale, bright green-tinged yellow. Lemon zest, white flowers, ginger and nutmeg on the nose. Supple and broad in the middle, but the wine's alcohol blurs its citrus and licorice flavors. Offers good texture and breadth but finishes with some heat.

JancisRobinson.com (2013)16 pts

Tasted Nov 2013 - Typically aromatic: soap, lemon - pretty gloopy. Musk and peach. Very expressive for an inexpensive wine. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2013)88 pts

Richly aromatic, with a lush mouthfeel and flavors of ripe kiwifruit, honeydew melon and honeysuckle that are deeply spiced. Minerally and pure on the crisp finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)87 pts

Opens with berry fruit aromas, density and slightly medicinal notes. Feels bright and lively, with ample acidity pushing toasty, lightly herbal flavors of blackberry and plum. Shows mild spice, licorice and barrel notes on the finish, along with herbal notes. Seems like a very good everyday or value-driven choice. — M.S. (5/1/2012)

Decanter (2010)

Highly Recommended - Argentina's most vibrant Torrontes now comes from the high, cool Salta region, this one from Cafayate, fermented in stainless steel to keep the freshness. It's slightly aromatic, with a fuller palate than expected and a crisp finish. A perfect aperitif.

Vinification Notes

Manual harvest. 7 day maceration with selected yeasts at 8°-10°C; fermentation with selected yeasts at 12°-14°.