Ver Sacrum

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

Items

Ver Sacrum 2022 'Geisha de Jade' Marsanne, Los Chacayes IG Login AG 94 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2021 'Geisha Dragon del Desierto' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login DEC 90 AG 92 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2019 'Gloria S' Garnacha, Los Chacayes Login AG 94 <1 Case
Ver Sacrum 2019 'La Dama del Abrigo Rojo' Nebbiolo, Los Chacayes IG Login WS 89 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2021 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login WS 90 AG 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."

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

Reviews

  • Ver Sacrum 2022 'Geisha de Jade' Marsanne, Los Chacayes IG
    Vinous
    Rating: 94 (7/20/2023)

    The 2022 White Blend Geisha de Jade comes from Los Chacayes in the Uco Valley. It is a 50/50 blend of Marsanne and Roussanne that was 10% aged with a veil of flor. An autumnal green hue. The nose presents peach, green apple, hazelnut and cashew notes against a faint backdrop of acacia and chamomile. The palate is creamy and dry, with a fairly lean mouthfeel due to the veil enhanced by a tart, almost juicy texture before the lengthy, flavorful finish.
  • Ver Sacrum 2021 'Geisha Dragon del Desierto' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    Decanter
    Rating: 90 (10/15/2022)

    Toasty aroma followed by white peach and some floral notes. On the palate it is dry, well balanced and smooth on the finish.

  • Ver Sacrum 2021 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (11/30/2023)

    Well-layered, with dried herb and orange peel notes to the mineral-accented berry and cherry flavors, which are sneakily juicy and linger nicely on the finish around fine tannins.
  • Ver Sacrum 2019 'La Dama del Abrigo Rojo' Nebbiolo, Los Chacayes IG
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89 (11/30/2023)

    This shows a touch of the verve expected with Nebbiolo, in a medium-bodied package, with subtle dried rose petal notes to the anise-accented cherry flavors. Reveals slightly chalky tannins on the finish.

  • Ver Sacrum 2021 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    Vinous
    Rating: 93 (9/6/2023)

    Garnet-red with a brick-dust sheen. The nose shows strawberry and herb hints with a subtle layer of oak. Juicy and vibrant, the tannins are taut and reactive, creating a tart palate before the lingering, saline finish. This is a distinctively lean, flavorful wine.

  • Ver Sacrum 2021 'Geisha Dragon del Desierto' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    Vinous
    Rating: 92 (11/3/2022)

    The 2021 Geisha Dragon del Desierto is a blend of 70% Viognier, 20% Marsanne and 10% Pedro Ximenez from Los Chacayes, Uco Valley. Golden yellow in the glass. The nose presents notes of yellow peach and honey with hints of hazelnut, hay and herbs. Creamy and voluminous on the palate, the flow is channeled by a malic twist, or possibly the biological aging, while the finish is bold and flavorful.

  • Ver Sacrum 2019 'Gloria S' Garnacha, Los Chacayes
    Vinous
    Rating: 94 (11/3/2022)

    The 2019 Garnacha Gloria S from Los Chacayes, Uco Valley is a light garnet red in color. The nose displays aromas of sweet and sour cherry, hints of liqueur and herbs and a whiff of open fields. Ethereal in the mouth with grippy, polished and slightly reactive tannins, this is a wine on the outer limits of reds from the area. The 13% alcohol lends a clue to a skeletal style perhaps best explained by the quote from Virginia Woolf on the label: "What matters is precisely this; the unspoken at the edge of the spoken." Once opened, the fruity flavors develop excellent intensity.