Ver Sacrum

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

Items

Ver Sacrum 2017 'Geisha de Jade' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2018 'Geisha de Jade' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login AG 91 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2017 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG Login AG 91 In Stock
Ver Sacrum 2017 Garnacha, Los Chacayes IG Login AG 91 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."

Social Media
Instagram: @ver_sacrum_wines
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Reviews

  • Ver Sacrum 2018 'Geisha de Jade' White Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    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.
  • Ver Sacrum 2017 Garnacha, Los Chacayes IG
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (9/5/2019)

    Pretty floral lift to the aromas of red cherry, raspberry, menthol and fresh herbs. Juicy, smooth and intense, with lively acidity framing and lifting the red berry and floral flavors. Very dry, bracing Grenache with a light touch, a silky, savory quality and sneaky red fruit intensity. More Old World than new in style but hardly in the way of a 15%- alcohol Châteauneuf du Pape! Nice inner-mouth tension. The lightly tannic finish shows good floral lift and persistence.
  • Ver Sacrum 2017 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (9/5/2019)

    A bit darker on the nose than the Garnacha in its fruit character, with raspberry, black cherry and menthol notes dominating. Firmer and more backward too, showing a solid spine of acids and tannins and touch of medicinal reserve to its nicely delineated red berry, wild herb and spice flavors. Again, this is more juicy than fleshy or alcoholic, but there's more structure and weight here than the Garnacha is currently showing. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and subtle rising persistence.