Inkarri Biodynamic wines from Argentina
We are delighted to introduce a new line, Inkarri Biodynamic Wines from Argentina in partnership with the award-winning Chakana Winery. Chakana is a family owned and run winery located at 960 meters of altitude on the foothills of the Andes in Agrelo, Mendoza. It is one of the leading projects among the new generation of winemakers dedicated to the discovery and expression of the Andean diversity of climate and soils. Founded in 2002 by Juan Pelizzatti, a son of Italian immigrants with historic roots in northern Italy’s viticulture, under the guidance of Gabriel Bloise, a young and adventurous winemaker, Chakana has developed a wine style that has become renowned for its purity, authenticity and true taste of place.
Inkarri Biodynamic wines from Argentina are produced from the Best Terroirs of Mendoza
Chakana found the growing regions of Paraje Altamira and Gualtallary in Valle de Uco and Agrelo in Lujan de Cuyo to be the areas where the most authentic Argentinian wines can be produced. Chakana is dedicated to organic and Biodynamic methods for their viticulture as they understand these are the ones that minimize external inputs and chemical interventions thus preserving the local conditions and expression at its purest. The multiple regions have created a rich palette of soils and climates, which range from the calcareous soils and high altitude Gualtallary (1300 mts) and Paraje Altamira (1100 mts), through the loamy colluvial soils of Agrelo (960 mts), to the warmer gravelly character of Mayor Drummond.
Chakana’s winemaking style promotes minimum intervention in the winery by using indigenous yeasts, minimizing the use of sulfur and other additives and selecting porous materials for wine ageing – large volume barrels and unlined cement vats which are adapted to local varieties in order to preserve the character of a specific vineyard plot. Chakana’s dedication is summed up as “Viticulture for the Future” – Organic, Biodynamic, Non-GMO, Vegan-Friendly, quality wines with constant innovation and a true LOVE for nature. Chakana is the first line of Biodynamic wines from Argentina with nationwide distribution in the U.S. and is also Fair for Life certified, committed to both social responsibility and fair trade labor practices. Additionally, Inkarri wines are the only Argentinian wines to be Non-GMO Project Verified.
Inkarri Biodynamic Wines from Argentina – a tribute to the ancient Inca’s philosophy and beliefs taught throughout ages
Inkarri takes its name from the post-Columbian myth of the return of the Inca king, which symbolizes a return to the origins. At Chakana they understand Biodynamics as a holistic approach to farming and winemaking. The Demeter Biodynamic certification therefore serves as a guarantee to the consumer of low input, soil-enlivening and identity preserving practices that go beyond “commercial” organics.
Gabriel Bloise, a member of the new generation of Mendoza winemakers, is in charge of winemaking. He has developed his skills by participating in multiple harvests in key regions of the world such as Tuscany, California, Priorat, and Australia. Gabriel understands winemaking is a tool to express nature and believes the best wines are those that hide the hand of its maker to reveal their terroir. Inkarri Biodynamic Wines from Argentina include: