2014 Chardonnay Estate Selection, Chakana
White • Mendoza • Argentina • 100% Chardonnay • 92/100 Tim Atkin
2014 Chardonnay Estate Selection, Chakana, Mendoza, Argentina,
Chakana’s winemaking style promotes minimum intervention in the winery by using indigenous yeasts, minimizing the use of sulphur and other additives and selecting porous materials for wine ageing – large volume barrels and un-lined cement vats. This style has been developed under the influence of Alberto Antonini, an Italian consultant with whom Chakana has been working since 2006. Alberto has been a key contributor to Argentina’s rediscovery of Malbec and is now a promoter of the enhancement of its terroirs.
Chakana wines are made in a 2,100,000 litre winery. Gabriel Bloise, a member of the new generation of Mendoza winemakers, is in charge of winemaking. He has developed his skills by participating in multiple harvests in key regions of the world such as Tuscany, California, Priorat, and Australia.