Monday, 8 October 2007

TN : Bonarda 2006, Chakana Wines, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

This wine was sealed with a screwcap. It is a blend of 90% Bonarda and 10% Syrah.

Off the Chakana website : "For the ancient inhabitants of the Andes, the Chakana -the square cross-, was a symbol of their universe. The creating forces of the Sun and the Earth inspire the Andean world, its four cardinal points and the three elements of life: air, soil and water. The Southern Cross was the key of a celestial calendar that ruled the dynamics of agriculture. These are all represented in the sacred cross, that took its name from a simple but powerful object: the Chakana, a stone used to gather water in the irrigation canals."

The Chakana web site has a lot of information but is terribly out of date.

Colour : Dark maroon, purple

Aroma : Oak, blackberry, blueberry, herbs

Taste : Blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, liquorice

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 69 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Chakana Wines

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