2022 Chacra, "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir

2022 Chacra, "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir

2022 Chacra, "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir

$57.95 Sale price $68.00 Price
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The 2022 Chacra, "Cincuenta y Cinco" Pinot Noir was a Merchant's Pick

98 pt Blockbuster Pinot Noir • Certain sellout!

January 30, 2024

Who's laughing now?

Sassicaia, one of the finest Super Tuscans, was merely a dream in 1948. The thought of planting Bordeaux varieties in a sea of Italian Sangiovese was once laughed at. Founder Mario Incisa thought otherwise.

Mario's grandson, Piero, is following in his grandfather's footsteps as a visionary. He could have continued his heritage of making world-class Italian reds; instead, he is producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Where? Argentina.

The wine has delightful crunchy red fruit reminiscent of Grand Cru red Burgundies.

Hand-harvested in the remote corner of Patagonia, Chacra Pinot Noir is aromatic and elegant with lush, ripe fruit, herbs, and mineral notes. Black and red cherry and rose petal aromas give way to an earthy, mushroom highlight. Silky with spice notes, this delicious Pinot Noir takes some of the best elements of Burgundy, Oregon, and California all wrapped in one. The wine will age for a decade, but we're not waiting!

Location. Location. Location.

The estate is located in Rio Negrois, the southernmost viticultural valley in Patagonia, Argentina. The valley's chilly nights add acidity to the plush fruit, offering finesse and lift that frames this blockbuster Pinot.

Piero was first drawn to the valley after a blind tasting in which he thought he nailed a Grand Cru Burgundy - in reality, it was an Argentinian wonder. His interest quickly turned to obsession, and he is now ushering in a new era in the world of wine.

This super South American drinks like a Grand Cru red Burgundy!

And, if it were from Burgundy, it would be 3x the price!



Sassicaia Heir Apparent Pioneers The Remote Corner Of Patagonia

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Chacra

Country: Argentina

Region: Others

Subregion: Others

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2022

Size: 750ml

Code: W5214-2022-750-Cinc