CHAKANA ESTATE SELECTION

RED BLEND

Varietal Composition: 70% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Origin: Gualtallari, Valle de Uco

Altitude: 1100 m.

Viticulture: Conventional

Soils: Sandy loam over calcium carbonate coated gravels

Climate: cool average temperatures and nights with wide thermal amplitude, relatively more humid than other areas of Mendoza

Production: 30.000 bottles

Aging: 3000/ 5000 liter foudres and concrete vats for 12 months

Tasting Notes: “Aromas of flowers, blackberries, camphor, forest floor and subtle new oak emerge from this full-bodied, textured, opulent blockbuster. Extremely pure and rich, this bargain-priced Malbec should drink well for 6-10+ years. If this were a Napa Valley or Bordeaux red, it would undoubtedly be priced between $150.00-200.00.” Robert Parker (Wine Avocate)

VintageScores and Awards (*)
201691 DS
201592 W&S, 94 TA, 91 AL
201490 JS
201393 TA, 95 DS, 90 WA
201295 WA, 92 TA
201194 WA
200890 ST
200791 WE, 90 ST, 91 WA
2006GLD MV, 90 WA
200491 WE
200390 WE

(*) WS: Wine Spectator; WA: Wine Advocate; ST: International Wine Cellar (Stephen Tanzer); W&S: Wine & Spirits; JS: James Suckling; TA: Tim Atkin; DS: Descorchados (Patricio Tapia); TR: Trophy; GLD: Gold/Oro; DWA: Decanter Wine Awards; IWC: International Wine Challenge; IWSC: International Wine and Spirits Competition; MV: Mundus Vini; SS: Steven Spurrier; AL: Andreas Larsson; TC: Tom Cannavan’s Wine- Pages.com; AWA: Argentina Wine Awards; JR: Jancis Robinson; JH: Julia Harding

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