The vineyard
of our dreams

ALTO GUALTALLARY

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A project created by Gabriel Bloise, Facundo Bonamaizon, Mariana Salas and Juan Pelizzatti, respectively winemaker, viticulturist and founders of Chakana wines.

Produced from a single vineyard located in Alto Gualtallary, one of the most attractive and talented areas of Argentine viticulture.

The vineyard
of ourdreams

Our mission is focused on this 20 ha piece of land of unique soils at an altitude of 1360 meters, on a 10% inclination on the slopes of the Sierra del Jaboncillo, a relatively older geological formation on the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas river, in Northwest Valle de Uco.

Why
Alto Gualtallary

The relatively long exposure to arid conditions through geological times have allowed microbes to decompose calcium rich stones to create a calcium carbonate coating over the gravels near the surface of the vineyard soil, originating one of the calcium richest soils in Mendoza. In addition, altitude and slope favor a tempered climate, with minimum and maximum temperatures ideal for the full phenological maturation of wine grapes.

Unmistakable
wines

These factors contribute to the development of exceptionally structured and textured wines, of intense color and deep mouth, enriched by the presence of native aromátic plants and herbs integrated in vineyard corridors which complement its unique personality.

  • Tech sheet

    Vineyard planted en 2009

    Density: 4000 plants/ha

    Variety: 100% Malbec

    Fermented with natural yeast, macerated
    on its skins for 28 days

    Aged in new French oak 500 liter barrels and tonneau.

    Maturated in bottle for more than 8 months

    Alcohol: 14%

    Acidity: 5,7 g/l

    Ph: 3,8

    Residual Sugar: < 1,8 g/l

  • Tech sheet

    Variedad: 100% Malbec

    Criado en piletas de hormigón y un 30% en barricas usadas.

    Alcohol: 14%

    Acidez: 5,32 g/l

    Ph: 3,8

    Azúcar residual: 3,5 g/l

Reviews.

93pts.

Made with fruit from ten-year-old vines in Gualtallary on soils with a high calcium carbonate content, this new wine is spicy and highly perfumed, with notes of rosemary and oregano, dense, compact tannins and a firm, chiselled finish. 2022-30

92pts.

There is a new and notable addition to Chakana’s portfolio: the 2017 4 gatos locos Malbec from a new vineyard they acquired in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. The nose is clean and ripe, and there’s a juicy and nicely concentrated palate with fine grained, dry and chalky tannins. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats and matured in new 500 liter barriques and 5000 liter oak vats for 18 months. It could do with a little more freshness, but I guess that’s the ripeness of the warm and low yielding year. I look forward to tasting the 2018. A great debut. 9000 bottles were filled in December 2018

93pts.

Made with fruit from ten-year-old vines in Gualtallary on soils with a high calcium carbonate content, this new wine is spicy and highly perfumed, with notes of rosemary and oregano, dense, compact tannins and a firm, chiselled finish. 2022-30

One wine,
four labels

4 gatos locos is offered in a 4 pack with 4 different labels that reflect the personality of the producers. 4 wine lovers with a mission to define and reveal a fantastic vineyard.

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