- Limit One per customer
2021 Bodega Chacra Treinta Y Dos Pinot Noir
Bodega Chacra was formed in 2004 by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, the grandson of Sassicaia’s founder, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta. Piero always wanted to do his own thing independent of family ties, and in 2004 he heard about an abandoned Pinot vineyard in Patagonia that was originally planted in 1932 and knew immediately it was the opportunity he had been looking for. And so began what is now Bodega Chacra, generally recognised as the greatest Pinot Noir produced in South America. Over time another vineyard from 1955 was added, while a conversation between friends has turned into a partnership with esteemed Burgundian Chardonnay producer Jean-Marc Roulot joining Piero in Patagonia in planting, farming, and vinification of Chardonnay at Chacra.
Located in the Rio Negro Valley in northern Patagonia, Argentina, Bodega Chacra is comprised of 24 hectares of vineyards planted mainly to Pinot Noir, along with a small amount of Chardonnay. Piero also values responsible farming as demonstrated by his grandfather at Sassicaia, and each of the vineyards are tended using organic and biodynamic principles. After hand harvesting, the fruit is handled the gentlest way possible, with movements transferred by gravity, fermentation occurring in concrete, minimal new oak usage, and no fining or filtration at bottling. Piero's aim is to retain greater purity and transparency, and it's this ability for his wines to so clearly express their origin that's so engaging with Chacra wines. It's also one of the key attributes that only the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay across the globe are able to achieve.
Treinta y Dos is a single vineyard wine, made from old vineyards planted in 1932 on a land layered with clay, sand and pebbles. The most structured of all Chacra’s wines, Chacra Treinta y Dos is meant to be aged. Its soft characteristics and velvety tannins, however, make it drinkable at a younger age. Limit 1 bottle per customer.
Pomegranate, wild herbs and lots of fresh raspberries to the nose. Subtle, pure and tense with a fine austerity to the center-palate. Refined and medium-bodied on the palate. Nothing conspicuous here. Intense but slim and everything is well-hidden. Drink now or hold. From biodynamically grown grapes.
From 1932 plantings, hence the name.
A bit reduced and smoky to start. Spicy, dark cherry, ferrous, perfumed under the sullen introduction. Intense, purple tasting wine, crushed rock, texture is a highlight, and it’s dense but not heavy, which I feel is an attribute of many a great wine. Red fruits and cool acidity on a very long finish. So distinctive. Needs some time, but such a terrific wine. Drink 2025 - 2035+.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front