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Chakana Sobrenatural Bonarda BIO 2021
Grape variety:BonardaTasting notes:Bonarda is the second most widely planted red grape in Argentina after Malbec. It is characterised by its easy-drinking wines, and this organic wine is no exception. It is an elegant, light wine, with well-marked aromas of ripe red fruit, and a slight floral note. Dry.An excellent proposal from one of Argentina's biodynamic wineries.Serving temperature:14 - 17°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€14.00* / 1 Liter)

€10.50*

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Chakana Nuna Rosé 2021 BIO
Grape varieties:47% Syrah, 34% Malbec, 19% TannatTasting notes:This organic and biodynamic Rosé is a blend of three red grape varieties. Its maceration is short, which is why it has a pale pink colour.The nose presents notes of red fruits, such as cherries and strawberries, accompanied by herbaceous notes. On the palate it has a somewhat marked acidity, which makes it ideal for summer drinking. Serving temperature:10- 12 C°

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.00* / 1 Liter)

€13.50*

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Chakana Nuna Malbec 2020 BIO
Grape varieties100% MalbecContains sulphites below 50 mg/l Vineyards:From the Finca Nuna, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.This winery prepares compost and preparations for all types of cultivation and there are about 10 hectares of alfalfa and grass for compost production.The vines of this wine are cultivated high in the foothills of the Andes. Drip irrigation. With more than 15 hours of sunshine a day and a temperature difference of 20 °/ 25 ° C between day and night. These are the natural characteristics that give this wine its excellent quality.Soil: The soils are muddy to sandy loam with calcareous gravel at various depths between 70 cm and 2 metres.Vinification:Handpicked in the middle of March - AprilOnly local yeasts are used for fermentation.Produced without the addition of sulphur dioxide.Aged for 10 months in used wooden barrels.Production of 100.000 bottlesTasting notes:This Malbec confirms the style of Chakana towards wines with less wood. Aged for 10 months in used wooden barrels, elegant and refined. It is floral and subtle, supported by its acidity and complemented by vanilla notes. Aromas of fresh berries and round long finish.Pairing:With red meat dishes, excellent with grilled meat (fish, poultry, cheese)Serving temperature:16 - 18°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.00* / 1 Liter)

€13.50*

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Chakana Nuna White Blend 2019 BIO
Grape varieties:60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 10% ViognierTasting notes:This is an organic and biodynamic wine from one of the main wine regions of Argentina. The nose is aromatic and fresh, with notes of white peach, lemon and melon, which combine nicely. The palate also has an elegant and refreshing mineral aftertaste. An interesting blend to approach the biodynamic wines of South America. Dry.Serving temperature:10 - 12 C°

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.00* / 1 Liter)

€13.50*

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Chakana Nuna Sparkling wine BIO 2020
Grape varieties:70% Chardonnay / 30% Sauvignon BlancTasting notes:The first organic and biodynamic sparkling wine in Argentina, composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Produced with Champenoise (traditional) method. The white fruit aromas from the Chardonnay blend perfectly with the delicate touch of freshness and acidity from the Sauvignon Blanc.Ideal to be drunk as an aperitif or to accompany dishes with vegetables or light fish, sushi or oysters. It is also excellent for pairing with desserts or in its traditional use as a celebration wine.Serving temperature:8 - 11° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.33* / 1 Liter)

€14.50*

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Caminante de los Mundos Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2020 BIO
This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris presents itself in the glass with a pale yellow color with golden highlights. Citrus and tropical fruit notes abound on the nose, combined with subtle notes of white flowers. On the palate, it is a balanced, light-bodied wine with good acidity. Its aftertaste is accompanied by fruit flavors such as pineapple and peach. Wine made according to organic protocols, which has been aged for 3 months on lees. 

Content: 0.75 Liter (€20.67* / 1 Liter)

€15.50*

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Jasmine Monet Black Brut BIO
This wine was awarded a gold medal at the spring tasting of Mundus Vini 2021.This organic sparkling wine is the perfect union between the elegance and harmony of Pinot Noir and the aromatic complexity of Chardonnay.Grape varieties:15% Pinot Noir / 85% Chardonnay Tasting notes:Pale yellow color with soft green tones. Plenty and delicate bubbles, forming an intense and lasting crown. In the nose, this sparkling wine has green apple and citrics aroma, accomplished with a hint of yeast and coconut.In the mouth it has a soft entry, foam is harmless to the palate. Natural acidity leveled by its residual sugar content.Serving temperature:5 - 7° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€28.67* / 1 Liter)

€21.50*

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Jasmine Monet White Brut Limited Edition BIO
This is a limited edition organic sparkling wine that combines opulence and freshness with the aromatic complexity of Chardonnay. Grape variety:100% ChardonnayTasting notes:Bright yellow colour with soft green tones. Its foam is persistent, with fine and delicate bubbles.The nose offers delicate aromas of honey, toasted bread and fresh tropical fruits.On the palate, this sparkling wine has a smooth entry and balanced acidity. The aftertaste is fresh and elegant, with persistent fruity notes.Serving temperature:5 - 7° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€28.67* / 1 Liter)

€21.50*

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Jasmine Monet Silver Brut Nature BIO
This wine has been awarded 90 James Suckling points and 91 Tim Atkin points. A structured sparkling wine with the best balance between the aromatic expression of fruit and a persistent perlage. Grape varieties:65% Pinot Noir / 35% ChardonnayTasting notes:Light salmon colour, with yellow tones. Its fine and persistent bubbles form a stable crown.The nose offers delicate aromas of red fruits, citrus and floral notes. These aromas are accompanied by subtle notes of yeast, honey, coconut and toast.The palate has a smooth entry, and its natural acidity shows it to be fresh and complex. Unctuous and persistent finish.Serving temperature:5 - 7° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€28.67* / 1 Liter)

€21.50*

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Buy organic wines online

Concern for the environment and respect for the ecosystem have been part of consumers' choices for several years now and, of course, it is a good thing that this is the case.
Wine has not escaped this trend, and more and more wineries are promoting a sustainable production system for their wines and for the maintenance of their vineyards.
Organic wines should not necessarily be more expensive than other wines. Although it is a practice that somewhat limits the amount of wine produced, it does not necessarily represent a higher cost, which means that an organic wine can be just as accessible as a non-organic wine. 
Andenweine is a certified shop for the sale of organic wines, and with different organic wine proposals, both for red and white wines. 


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Organic wine: 6 concepts to understand it

Neither Argentinean wine, nor Chilean wine, nor Uruguayan wine have escaped this trend, and more and more wineries are promoting a sustainable production system for their wines and for the maintenance of their vineyards. Many others have decided to go one step further, and offer to the wide market of wine consumers an interesting range of bio wines (organic wines) that are worth discovering.

It is important to mention that the production of a bio or organic wine is not too far from the production of a wine that is not organic, except that the viticulture of the bio or organic wine will be 100% harmonious with the ecosystem and respectful of the environment.

But what does it mean for a wine to be organic? Here are some fundamental concepts:

1) What is an organic winery?

Organic wineries usually have grazing animals in their vineyards, who will eat the weeds in the summer season, allowing them to drastically reduce the use of herbicides in the winter season. In addition, these animals both compact and aerate the soil with their hooves as they walk through the vineyard, regenerating its micro-organisms and turning it into “living” soil.

2) How is the wine making process of an organic wine?

For a wine to be ecological or organic, the use of agrochemicals is not allowed at any stage of the production process. Prohibited products according to organic standards range from pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers to fungicides.

3) How are the grapes for organic wines harvested?

Of course, the grapes are only harvested by hand, without the use of machines of any kind.

4) How are organic wines fermented?

The fermentation of the grapes (i.e. the process by which the yeasts transform the sugar into alcohol) is carried out only with natural or indigenous yeasts (which are those that come attached to the skins of the grapes), and industrial yeasts cannot be added.

5) Do organic wines contain sulfites?

As for the presence of sulphites generated from sulphur dioxide, they also exist in organic wines, although it is expected that in much smaller quantities. In this case, they are not added sulphites – a practice widely used in industrial winemaking – but only naturally produced sulphites.

6) How much do organic wines cost?

Finally, it is important to mention that organic wines should not necessarily be more expensive than other wines. Although it is a practice that somewhat limits the amount of wine produced, it does not necessarily represent a higher cost, which means that an organic wine can be just as accessible as a non-organic wine.

7) Where to buy organic wines online?

Andenweine is a certified shop for the commercialisation of organic wines, and with different organic wine proposals, both for red and white wines.

Among the wineries that have decided to take the step towards the production of organic wine, we find for example the winery Chakana. The winery was founded in 2002, taking up an old family legacy. At the end of the 19th century, their ancestors produced quality wines in the mountainous region of Valtelina, Italy.

Chakana is dedicated to the study and understanding of some of the best terroirs in Argentina with the aim of producing authentic wines that express the identity and character of their soils.

Chakana is located in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza), where it owns 80 hectares of certified organic and biodynamic vineyards. It also has estates located in. Paraje Altamira (Valle de Uco) called Ayni and Los Cedros.

Another winery that produces organic wines is Jasmine Monet.

This winery is mainly oriented to the production of sparkling wines, and its organic vineyards are located in the region of Gualtallary, in the Uco Valley, Mendoza.

The philosophy of this winery is oriented to achieve high quality wines, maintaining the richness of the terroir, and achieving long-term productivity.

Some of the advantages of buying wine at Andenweine are:

  • large selection of organic red wines, organic white wines and organic sparkling wines.
  • You will find wines from the main wineries of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
  • secure payment methods.
  • fast delivery of wines throughout Europe.
  • excellent wine advice.
  • selection of ecological and organic wines.
  • personalized customer service.

In our store Andenweine you can choose from the main wine regions of Argentina, such as:

  • Organic wines from Mendoza
  • Organic wines from Uco Valley
  • Organic wines from Lujan de Cuyo
  • Organic sparkling wines from Mendoza

Wines from South America: Basic knowledge  

Podium in world wine production:

According to data offered by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine at the end of 2021, Argentina has become the 6th wine producer (after Italy, Spain, France, USA and Australia), while Chile has moved to occupy the number 8 position in wine production at international level, as South Africa currently occupies the 7th position. Uruguay, although with growing numbers, does not reach the first 10 places in the ranking.

At what temperature should wines be served?

In order to enjoy it to the fullest, we recommend you drinking it at the right temperature:
✓ For white or rosé wines, we recommend a serving temperature from 8° to 12°C.
✓ For young or light red wines, from 12° to 15°C.
✓ For red wines with a long period of time in oak barrels, the serving temperature can vary between 14° and 18°C.
✓ For sparkling wine we recommend serving it between 7° and 9° C.

What is the advantage of drinking wines at the right temperature?

The serving temperature is important in order to maintain the balance between alcohol, freshness and structure of the wine in the mouth. It is also essential to preserve the aromatic complexity, in order to avoid some flavours being diminished by low temperature. Also a higher serving temperature increases the feeling of intense alcohol.
Remember that you should not always wait for a good moment to drink a wine. It is often the WINE that improves the moment.

What are the typical South American food pairings for Argentine, Chilean and Uruguayan wines?

Argentina is known worldwide for its beef production, so generally a Malbec from Argentina pairs wonderfully with a good grilled steak, or with the typical "asado", which is the traditional barbecue of this country.
In any case, more and more people are choosing not to eat meat in this country. Considering the great influence of Spanish and Italian food in Argentina, it is also very common to accompany red wines with pasta. More concentrated tomato sauces (such as tuco) go very well with a good Cabernet Sauvignon from Salta.
In Patagonia, it is traditional to pair fish and seafood dishes with delicious Patagonian Pinot Noir, as well as with Chardonnay. In that region and in Mendoza, there are delicious Chardonnay wines that have been aged for some time in oak barrels, so they are wines with more body and structure.
The custom of eating meat is not only Argentinean. Uruguay also eats excellent meat, which pairs very well with Uruguayan Tannat red wine, preferably those that have been aged in oak barrels.
Another Uruguayan dish par excellence is its famous "chivito", a sandwich of beef and other ingredients, usually dressed with mayonnaise and accompanied by french fries.
A typical Chilean dish is cazuela, a soup prepared with beef, chicken or lamb, which is accompanied with vegetables such as potatoes, pumpkin and corn on the cob. This is a dish that can be very well accompanied by a Carmenere red wine, either a young wine or a wine aged in barrels.
Other typical dishes such as pastel de choclo or curanto, go very well with Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah.
Of course, in Argentina, Chile or Uruguay, people eat delicious empanadas, which can be made of meat, chicken, fish or vegetables. In the summer, a typical fried empanada can pair very well with a Torrontés wine from Salta, served chilled.

Where can I buy wine from South America online?

We suggest you to buy in our online shop Andenweine. Some of the advantages of buying wine in Andenweine are:
  • great variety of red wines, white wines and sparkling wines.
  • You will find wines from the main wineries of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
  • secure payment methods.
  • fast shipping of wines all over Europe.
  • excellent wine advice
  • selection of organic and ecological wines
  • personalized customer service
By entering our shop Andenweine you can choose from the main wine regions of South America, such as:
  • Wines from Mendoza
  • Wines from Salta
  • Wines from Canelones
  • Wines from the Colchagua Valley
  • Wines from the Casablanca Valley
  • Wines from Patagonia
  • Wines from Maldonado
  • Wines from Maipo Valley