Proviva SRL (Chakana Wines)
Abstract: Chakana produces estate grown wines from its organic farms located in key regions of Mendoza (Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo and Altamira, Valle de Uco). It offers a full range of products from entry level to high scoring ultra premium wines, organic, biodynamic and fair for life certified. Full Description: Chakana is a family owned winery located at 960 mts of altitude at the foothills of the Andes in Agrelo, Mendoza. It is one of the leading projects amongst the new generation of winemakers dedicated to the discovery and expression of the Andean diversity of climate and soils. Founded in 2002 by Juan Pelizzatti, a son of Italian immigrants with historic roots in northern Italy’s viticulture, under the guidance of Gabriel Bloise, a young and adventurous winemaker, Chakana has developed a wine style that has become known for its purity and authenticity. Starting from its 150 ha home vineyard in Agrelo, in 2011 Chakana has expanded by acquiring two vineyards in Altamira, Valle de Uco and a 100 year old Malbec vineyard in historic Mayor Drummond, Lujan de Cuyo. This has created a rich palette of soils and climates, which range from the calcareous soils and high altitude Altamira, through the loamy colluvial soils of Agrelo, to the warmer gravelly character of Mayor Drummond. The aim was to create wines that could naturally suit every preferencewhile featuring the distinctive character of sunbathed Mendoza. In order to ensure the purest vineyard expression, and as a consequence of our reverence for nature’swisdom, Chakana has adopted organic and biodynamic viticulture practices since 2012. Vintage 2014 has been certified organic by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement) and vintage 2015 has been certified according to NOP standards. Chakana takes its name from the Inca symbol that represents the Southern Cross constellation, which ruled their agricultural calendar. The choice of this name is a homage to the Inca understanding and respect for nature’s forces. Chakana wines are distributed in the 25 most demanding wine markets across the world. With more than 50.000 cases sold in the USA every year, Chakana is one of the top 25 premium exporters of argentine wine to the USA. Chakana’s portfolio is built around US market’s key pricepoints, consistently offering outstanding value for money at every level, which has been recognized by leading US journalists.