Chakana’s biodynamic landmark
Notching up 15 years of biodynamic winemaking is no small feat but Mendoza’s Chakana can proudly take that accolade. With 80 hectares of vineyards under biodynamic management, the largest such project in Argentina, Chakana’s certified Nuna Estate wines include a 2016 Malbec and a refreshing white blend comprising Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier (roll on spring), both certified by Demeter.
As chance would have it, the Agrelo-based bodega headed by winemaker Gabriel Bloise also has a timely sparkling wine for release, Ayni, a Blanc de Noir 100 percent Pinot Noir fizz whose grapes are sourced from Chakana’s organic farm in Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley. With just 5,000 bottles produced, the toast yet raspberry Ayni will be released later this year (again, roll on spring.)