Sensational, affordable Pinot Noir from a surprising place

We simply can't get enough of the 2019 Chacra Barda Pinot Noir. Every time we bring in ten or so cases, it's one of those wines that just flies off the shelves. Of course, that's because everyone that buys a bottle comes back wanting more because it's so special and reasonably priced at $22.99

Who would have thought that such a special Pinot Noir would come from Argentina? More specifically from Patagonia where the cool climate makes it perfect for Pinot Noir. Combine that with the arid conditions that eliminate most vineyard diseases and the terroir is just perfect. Add in the winemaking team from Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia, among other wines) and you have a recipe for tremendous success. Remember that the harvest in the Southern Hemisphere is twelve months earlier, so this is a bit more developed than a 2019 from the Northern Hemisphere.

James Suckling agrees with us, saying: "I love the forest-fruit, must and wet-earth character here. Perfumed. Medium body, very fine round tannins and intense, crushed stones. Hints of cedar and hazelnuts. Crunchy. Always an exciting pinot noir from Argentina. Drink or hold. 93 points."

 

Click here for the perfect recipe to serve with it:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/grilled-tuna-with-honey-mustard-marinade-3057131

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