Ver Sacrum 2018 'Geisha de Jade' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Ver Sacrum 2018 'Geisha de Jade' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Item Number: 13414

UPC: 0-810451030163

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyán
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 60% Roussanne / 40% Marsanne
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.1
Soil Type: Calcareous river stones
Elevation: 3600 ft

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from a single 15-acre vineyard in the Los Chacayes IG in the Uco Valley. The sustainably-farmed vineyard was planted in 2012 at 3600 feet above sea level and is comprised mainly of calcareous river stones.

Winemaking Notes: Wine is aged for 12 months, some sur-lie in concrete cubes and the rest under flor veil in barrel with indigenous yeast. 100% whole cluster stem inclusion.

Tasting Notes: The nose is jumping out of the glass with notes of orange peel, apricot, candied peach, and tangerine all woven together with white flowers, lavender, and a touch of coriander. The palate shows good acidity to match the full body and finishes with honeydew melon and just a hint of flor.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (9/5/2019)

    Sexy leesy, honeyed richness to the aromas of apricot, mirabelle, soft citrus fruits, beeswax, flowers and sweet spices, plus a whiff of liquid stone. A plush, fine-grained, surprisingly vibrant midweight, with lovely intensity to its flavors of ripe fruits, roasted grain and minerals. Utterly silky, seamless white wine; plenty ripe but finishes classically dry and gripping, with lovely saline soil tones. This wine comes from a single vineyard. It was fermented with wild yeasts and aged partly in concrete cubes and partly in barrels under a layer of flor. A brightening spine of lemony chalky acidity runs through the wine from start to lingering finish. This wine may become nuttier and more honeyed with a few years of bottle aging but it's delicious right now.