Collection: Bodega Chacra

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Bodega Chacra was created back in 2003 when Piero Incisa della Rochetta, the grandson of the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta tasted a wine from the region in a New York restaurant and instantly saw the full potential. Does the Incisa dell Rochetta name ring a bell? Hopefully, as Piero’s grandfather is the founder of Tenuta San Guido; and creator of Sassicaia. Winemaking is truly in his blood. The estate originally consisted of a single plot, planted way back in 1932, which had been simply abandoned. Other sites soon followed, which were both seriously old vines too and needless to say, some serious work was needed to bring the winery to its current run of form.

The Wines:

The focus is purely on quality. The vineyards are farmed biodynamically, grapes are hand harvested, with the reds allowed to mature slowly in up to 20% new Burgundian oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. Bodega Chacra was Falstaff International’s top rated South American Pinot Noir producer in 2021, whilst the late release Pinot Noir "32" 2022 offered was rated number two on James Suckling's top 100 wines of Argentina! The Pinot Noir "55" is also a stunner, having previously up to 99 points from the Wine Advocate.

The whites are made in partnership with Jean-Marc Roulot of Meursault fame, and the Chardonnay is planted on limestone rich plots, much like the finest vineyards of the Cotes d’Or, giving the wines a real mineral streak. Aged predominantly in French oak but also clay amphorae, concrete egg and stainless steel, these have more than a touch of Roulot purity and finesse to them.