Bodega Chacra Sin Azufre Pinot Noir 2018 - SPIRITED Wines
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Bodega Chacra Sin Azufre Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 64351

Bodega Chacra Sin Azufre Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Patagonia
Brand Bodega Chacra
Sin Azufre is a handcrafted personal project by Piero himself. It is an experiment of making wine without science, using only the eyes, nose, palette, and reasoning as tools. These organic and biodynamic grapes are harvested from a special section of the Cincuenta y Cinco vineyard. In 600L barrels, the fermentation begins spontaneously on day 3 to 5 of maceration. At the end of the fermentation cycle (usually 15 to 21 days), the must is placed in used barriques for 11 months, without the inclusion of pressed wine. Sin Azufre characteristics are soft, balanced, lively, transparent, and extremely energetic with pronounced minerality and well integrated soft tannins. Pairs universally.
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There was great precision and purity in the 2018 Sin Azufre, the no-sulfur-added cuvée. This is the wine they do with intuition rather than science. They pick the grapes a little earlier to have better natural acidity. They do not do pump overs or push downs; it's a natural full-cluster fermentation at lowish temperature (20 degrees Celsius) to capture all the aromatics, the fermentation tends to be slow and malo happened in the 3,500-liter oak vats. Sixty-five percent of the wine was in used barrels and the rest in small (1,500-liter) concrete and was never racked. There is a beautiful note of rose petals here, with more complexity and depth than the Barda. It's clean and elegant. You'd never say this is a wine with no sulfur added. It's incredibly hard work to do it, but it's possible. I was very reluctant when he showed me the first trials for this wine, but I'm now a convert. This is only 12.5% alcohol, light and ethereal but with lots of energy. Some 9,000 bottles were filled in December 2018.

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2019