Ver Sacrum

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Country of Origin: Argentina
Location: Uco Valley, Mendoza
People: Eduardo Soler, Owner & Winemaker

Items

Ver Sacrum 2018 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login WA 93 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2018 Garnacha, Los Chacayes IG Login WA 93 In Stock

Eduardo Soler and two friends started Ver Sacrum in 2012 with the concept of growing and vinifying Rhone varietals in the Uco Valley of Mendoza. Their winemaking ethos focuses on fresh, low alcohol, lighter skin contact, native yeast, honest, and easy drinking wines. All grapes are hand harvested and most are foot crushed as they believe in minimum intervention in the vineyards and winery with no corrections, filtration, or pump overs. They currently make wine from two different vineyards in Barrancas in Maipu and Los Chacayes in Uco Valley. They have planted Grenache, Monastrell, Carignan, Roussane, Marsanne, Mencia, Syrah, Teroldego, and Nebbiolo.

Eduardo, an avid mountaineer, came into wine after returning to Mendoza and befriending some of the more adventurous growers who wanted to explore the potential of alternative varietals.

About the name Ver Sacrum, Eduardo says, “When the old sent their young to found new villages, bringing grape vines to start new vineyards, they gave off by a ceremony called the sacred spring or Ver Sacrum. Since then, the Ver Sacrum is a symbol of the new tribe, new art, new vine. We renew this ancient vow, with the audacity create something new. This is our Ver Sacrum."

Social Media
Instagram: @ver_sacrum_wines
Twitter: @VerSacrum
Ver Sacrum Facebook

Media Links:
Around the World in 80 Harvests: Winemaker Profile: Ver Sacrum Wine, Eduardo Soler

Reviews

  • Ver Sacrum 2018 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (3/31/2021)

    The pale and delicate 2018 GSM was produced with 70% Garnacha and 15% each Syrah and Monastrell from a field blend in Los Chacayes in the Valle de Uco. It feels quite different from most GSM blends produced in Argentina—it's more floral and fresher, with notes of orange peel, a velvety texture and very fine tannins. This is excellent, and the price merits a serious recommendation.
  • Ver Sacrum 2018 Garnacha, Los Chacayes IG
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (3/31/2021)

    The super-pale red 2018 Garnacha was produced with grapes from a vineyard panted in Los Chacayes at 1,100 meters above sea level on very rocky soils at 10,000 plants per hectare. It fermented with 25% full clusters in a semi-carbonic maceration fashion for four days with indigenous yeasts in 3,000-liter concrete eggs. The wine is pale and delicate, a little in the style of the Comando G wines from Gredos in Spain, matured with equal parts in used 225-liter oak barrel and concrete for six months. It has a perfumed nose of flowers and wild berries with some notes of Mediterranean herbs. It has moderate alcohol and mellow acidity and comes through as harmonious and velvety, with pungent flavors on the finish.