Ver Sacrum 2018 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Ver Sacrum 2018 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Item Number: 14935

UPC: 0-810451030156

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyán
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 70% Garnacha / 15% Monastrell / 15% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Soil Type: Calcareous river stones
Elevation: 3600 ft

Vineyard Notes: This wine is a field blend of Grenache Noir, Monastrell, and Syrah from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard. The soil is comprised of calcareous river stones.

Winemaking Notes: The three varietals are cofermented, 100% whole cluster, in a 3000L unlined cement egg. Fermentation occurs with native yeasts. The wine is then aged for 8 months in 4th use French oak barrels, followed by 12 months additional aging in bottle. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: The nose is earthy and muddled with hints of blackberry and cherry luden with undernotes of forest floor, fungi, bay leaf, cand leather. The palate is juicy and lush with black fruits, currant, and fine grained tannins that lead to a light finish of clove and cinnamon.

Reviews

  • 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.