About the Producer
Ayni is the Quechua term for the principle of reciprocity, practiced for centuries by the Andean people - "in order to receive, you first have to give."
Chakana's renowned Paraje Altamira vineyard, which sits 3,300 feet above sea level, bears the name Ayni & is the source of the Ayni wines. Chakana Wines is a winery situated in Agrelo. This district is is widely considered to provide some of the best terroir in Mendoza for the growing and production of Malbec.
Grape / Blend
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Ayni Malbec 'Parcela Gravas' was created show the diversity of wine profiles that can be derived from Paraje Altamira's terroir. The goal with this particular wine, which comes from a single parcel of the Ayni vineyard, is to show a markedly calcareous profile that results in a more intense black fruit flavor profile and a chalky tannin structure with great aging potential. This differs from the more feminine and elegant style which is typical from Paraje Altamira wines. This win pairs well with grilled meats and stews.
#99 of Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections 2018
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Red-plum, pomegranate and wild-berry aromas make for a potpourri of fruit on the nose of this Malbec from gravelly soils in the Altamira district of the Uco Valley. A tight sinewy palate is structured, while this deals a hardy mix of plum and berry flavors with no interference from oak. A racy tight finish is mildly astringent. This should benefit from more time in the cellar.
Product size: 750ml