Barda 2018

Chacra

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Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Argentina / Patagonia
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Barda is made with fruit from Chacra’s 20-year-old vineyard, along with fruit from the Treinta y Dos (planted in 1932) and Cincuenta y Cinco (planted in 1955) vineyards. All of Chacra’s vineyards are located in the Rio Negro Valley within Patagonia. The grapes are 100% hand-picked in the early morning, before storage and de-stemming in a cool room to retain maximum freshness and acidity. The 100% destemmed grapes are fermented in small, round, 100 hl cement tanks to maximize skin contact. The grapes undergo a 3-day cold maceration - the must is pumped over 1-2 times per day to maximize extraction of color, fruit and tannins. Fermentation on natural yeasts lasts about 2.5 weeks at 70 - 77°F. After fermentation, half the wine is racked by gravity into new French oak barrels of the highest quality; the other half goes into cement tanks. Natural malolactic fermentation lasts about 1.5 months, on the lees, after which the wine is racked once. Barda is aged in barrels and tanks for a total of 9 months.

91 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2018 vintage
91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2018 vintage
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harvest note

The 2018 in Patagonia was a traditional harvest with warm day temperatures, and cool nights. The yield was excellent and resulted in high quality fruit with intense aroma and color.

tasting note

A beautiful nose mixing red and black fruit aromas with a spicy twist; earthy, very subtle, starting to show some complexity even at this early age. Very fine tannins, great acidity and balance, Barda is supple and tasty, with a savory finish. It has a citric, blood orange-like freshness that is noticeable mostly in the finish. Stunning, and an excellent value.

food pairing

Pairs well with roast beef, salmon, swordfish and pastas with meat or seafood sauces.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Patagonia
PH: 3.7
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: 65% in concrete and 35% in French oak barrels: 30% new, 70 % used for 9 months

points of distinction

  • 100% biodynamic and organic Pinot Noir
  • No mechanization is used at any stage of harvest or winemaking
  • 10 months in French oak barrels and cement tanks
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“I wanted to make pure, authentic Pinot Noir with its own special character—and then I found these forgotten, old vines in Patagonia….”

– Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, Owner

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