Chakana is the name of the Southern Cross constellation. Its rotation in the sky throughout the year made it an effective agricultural calendar for the ancient Andean people. Estate Malbec is from Chakana’s Altamira (3,200 ft elevation) and Gualtallary (5,500 ft elevation) vineyards. Chakana, who is certified biodynamic, owns 120 hectares of vineyards, spread across sites in Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. The color is deep purple, very intense, typical of Malbec. Plum, brambly berries, spices and an iris/violet note are apparent on the nose. Intense, fruity flavors with velvety tannins. Vinification: Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. 70% aged in new & used French oak barrels, and 30% in concrete vats for 12 months. Unfiltered.