Patag­o­nian Pol­ish

In 2004, Sas­si­caia’s Piero In­cisa della Roc­chetta bought pinot noir vine­yards planted in 1932 (treinta y dos) in Ar­gentina’s Rio Ne­gro Valley and set up Bodega Chacra, later buy­ing and plant­ing more. His spec­tac­u­lar pinots show there’s more to Ar­gentina’s

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Treinta y Dos 2012 Io­dine, straw­berry, stone and even blue­berry. Medium to full body, ul­tra-fine tan­nins and bright acid­ity. Starts slowly and builds. Su­perb fin­ish. Bio­dy­nam­i­cally grown grapes. 30% new wood age­ing for two years. Old vine splen­dour. Great, but bet­ter in 2017.

97 points sin azufre 2015 Fab­u­lous aro­mas of in­cense, dried straw­berry and rose pe­tal. Full body, juicy and savoury. In­tense and pow­er­ful. No sul­fur. Nat­u­ral wine. Give it three or four years to open.

97 points Treinta y Dos 2015 A pow­er­ful pinot noir with dried straw­berry and min­er­als plus a salty and white pep­per char­ac­ter. Full body, silky tan­nins and a bright fin­ish. Drink now. 96 points Barda 2015 A fan­tas­tic red with gin­ger, dried straw­berry, wet earth and fresh leather aro­mas and flavours. Full body, silky tan­nins and a fan­tas­tic fin­ish. Su­perb. Best Barda ever. 95 points sin azufre 2014 Rich wine with dried straw­berry and cherry char­ac­ter, plus spices and earth. Full-bod­ied and juicy. A com­pletely hand­made nat­u­ral wine. Pushes the lim­its of cool­ness. Only 340 bot­tles made. From 60-yearold bio­dy­nam­i­cally grown grapes.

95 points

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