We've decided to go back and discuss a wine which we've had since before our shop even opened and that is the Chakana Ayni Malbec. Such a beautiful wine which deserves so much recognition. Time to learn a little more!
Chakana winery was founded by Juan Pelizzatti on May 2nd, 2002. Juan was driven to enter the wine industry first and foremost by his passion for wine, and also by the desire to invest his time and money on a product of agriculture. Although Juan did not know it at the time, the company was founded on the same day the Chakana was celebrated on the Andes highlands: on that same day, the Southern Cross (the Chakana for the Inca people) becomes vertical in the night Andean sky.
Juan's mission is to create an integral experience to introduce world consumers to the taste and culture of the Andes. His vision is to become one of the top 20 exporters of wine from Argentina, by consistently offering outstanding value for money.
"An incredible discovery for me, this winery was founded a decade ago and named after the Southern Cross ("Chakana" is the local Indian dialect for that constellation). It is located approximately 20 miles south of Mendoza in Agrelo. All three of these wines are highly recommended, and all are fabulous bargains in Malbec."
Chakana 'Ayni' Malbec 2017 @ £21.95 - Buy it here!
Herbaceous and floral character complemented by plums blackcurrant and blackberry notes. Silky tannins with a lovely, fresh finish.
This stuff brings you back to how malbec should be and we're keeping it! Cheers!