Ver Sacrum 2021 'Geisha Dragon del Desierto' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Ver Sacrum 2021 'Geisha Dragon del Desierto' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Item Number: 18931

UPC: 0-810451030699

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyan
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 70% Viognier / 20% Marsanne / 10% Pedro Ximenez
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous river stones
Elevation: 3,800 feet

Winemaking Notes: This is a co-fermented blend of mostly Viognier (70%) with Marsanne and Criolla Blanca (Pedro Ximenez). Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. 90% ages in concrete eggs on the lees and 10% under flor in neutral French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes: The nose shows fresh cut white flowers with lemon, dried apricot, and a touch of fresh baked bread. The palate is crisp with white peach, wax bean, and hints of almond paste from the inside of a croissant.

93pts (2022 Vintage) Vinous 7/20/2023
"The 2022 White Blend Geisha Dragon del Desierto hails from Los Chacayes. An autumnal green in the glass. The nose offers enticing white peach, green apple peel, bitter orange, almond, and nut aromas with a touch of pastry. The palate is creamy, lean, and taut before the dry, lingering finish delivers dried fruit flavors. A stylishly unique mountain white."


  • 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.

  • 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.