Ver Sacrum 2021 Garnacha, Los Chacayes IG
Item Number: 18864
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Calcareous river stones
Elevation: 3,600 ft
Vineyard Notes: This wine is 100% hand harvested Grenache Noir from a single vineyard in the Los Chacayes IG within the Uco Valley. The vineyard is farmed sustainably and the soil is comprised of calcareous river stones.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are macerated for 4 days before beginning a twenty-day spontaneous fermentation in a 3000-liter unlined cement egg with 25% stem inclusion. After fermentation, half the wine ages in cement eggs and the other half in French oak barrels. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: The nose is vibrant showing red cherry, raspberry, sage, thyme, and black pepper that leads into a light mid palate with hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a sprinkle of lemon balm. Bright finish with lingering red fruit.
Featured in The New York Times article 20 Reds Under $20 by Eric Asimov (1/30/2020)
"Ver Sacrum specializes in wines made from Rhône varieties in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Argentine garnacha? This wine, from a high-altitude vineyard in the Uco Valley, will not remind anybody of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s not weighty, but light, bright, fresh and juicy."