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Chakana Estate Selection Malbec
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 which are adapted to local varieties in order to preserve the character of a specific place.
Chakana wines are made in a 2,100,000 litre winery with stainless steel tanks and cement vats with and without epoxy lining. In addition it has a 500,000 litre French oak ageing capacity made up of 225 litre barrels and 5,000 litre foudres.
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.
Gabriel understands winemaking as a tool to express nature and believes the best wines are those that hide the hand of its maker to reveal their place.
Manual harvesting with yields of 8.2Kg/hectares. The grapes then undergo a 48 hour cold-soaking maceration at a temperature of 8 degrees C. Fermentation takes place at 26-30 degrees C using wild yeasts. 100% malolactic fermentation.
French oak barrels and concrete vats for 10 months.
Deep red with violet tinges
Intense with plums, dark fruit and chocolate present
Very elegant and full, with a lovely structure and a soft finish
Smoked and grilled meats, tourtière.