Chakana Torrontes is the entry point wine to Chakana’s excellent white wines. Although Chakana, and most Argentinian wine producers, are probably best know for their Malbecs, they also make this white wine and a very good Chardonnay too. The Torrontes grape is thought to be indigenous to Argentina and tends to produce floral, aromatic wines.
Chakana was founded in 2002 by the Pelizzatti family, something of a return to wine-making for the family whose ancestors had made wines in the wine-growing region of Valtellina in Italy in the 19th Century. The Chakana winery is located Agrelo, Mendoza and since 2002 the estate has grown to cover some 150 hectares with 120 hectares under vine, including their own vineyards in other areas of Mendoza 21 hectares in Mayor Drummond (Lujan de Cuyo) and two vineyards comprising 51 hectares in Altamira (Valle de Uco). In 2012 Chakana began the process of converting all of their vineyards, farming and viticultural methods over to organic / biodynamic certified. The winemaking style is based on minimal intervention with minimal use of sulphur or other additives and only indigenous yeasts.
Chakana Torrontes is part of the Chakana’s range of young, fruit driven wines. It is 100% Torrontes from vineyards in Cafayate, Salta located at an altitude of 1700m. Vinification is in stainless steel, no oak used.
Chakana Torrontes is fined with bentonite clay and is thus suitable for vegans and vegetarians.