Sip of the Day

March 24, 2021

Day #83 of the year.

Bodega Chacra Barda

I love a book that turns preconception on its head, especially if it’s historical fiction. Remember the 15th century religious fanatic Savonarola who burnt countless items of artistic value right after the glory days of the Medici at the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence? Well, in “Lent” by Jo Walton, you’ll find yourself sympathizing with this Dominican monk. Believe it. And though Savonarola consistently refuses wine over water, I didn’t let him make me feel guilty for imbibing. I paired this book with Barda, a smooth Pinot Noir made in Argentina with a Tuscan touch (its owner Piero Incisa della Rocchetta is from Maremma). Bodega Chacra’s practices are all totally in harmony with nature—they’re unfiltered, natural, and biodynamic—so sipping on Barda felt like a good deed.

ORIGIN

Río Negro Valley, Argentina

Grapes

100% Pinot Noir

Chacra 2019 Barda Bottle Image

Tasting Notes

Smooth with dusty berry, plum, caramel and spice aromas and flavors, this Pinot Noir culminates in a composed and satisfying finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with roast beef, salmon, swordfish, and pastas with meat or seafood sauces.

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