2021 Bodega Chacra Cinquenta y Cinco Pinot Noir
100% natural and unfiltered
Organic and biodynamic
Aged for 11 months in concrete tanks for 50% and 50% in 2nd, 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels
Cincuenta y Cinco comes from vineyards planted in 1955, which gently rest on a sea of pebbles, typical in riverbed soils. It is fermented as whole clusters at very low temperatures, enhancing the floral characteristics of the wine. Cincuenta y Cinco has the highest amount of tension of all the Chacra wines while it still retains a comfortable ease. There is a wonderful purity in this wine with dried strawberries and iodine. This refined red mixes crushed bilberry and cherry fruit with undertones of smoke, game and mineral. A fine length. - Winery note
Perfumed and floral aromas of rose petals, rose hips, wild strawberries, raspberries, sliced mushrooms and orange zest. Bright and succulent with a medium body and very fine, firm tannins. Delightful citrus and crunchy red-fruit character with pretty rose-petal notes throughout. Drink from 2024. From biodynamically grown grapes.
98 points JamesSuckling.com
From vines planted in 1955 on a sea of pebbles. Bam bam.
Raspberry, dried cherry, a little aniseed and floral top note, distinctly steely too. Medium-bodied, slightly sappy red fruits, chalky and stony, a little game meat and juniper, so bright and packed with energy, and a pebble and dried herb finish of excellent length. Brisk, fresh, charismatic, and dynamic. Less oak than the Trienta y Dos and maybe better for that in a way. Great Pinot Noir, from south of the border! Drink 2023 - 2030+.
96 points Gary Walsh - The Wine Front