Ver Sacrum 2017 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Ver Sacrum 2017 'GSM' Red Rhone Blend, Los Chacayes IG

Item Number: 13416

UPC: 0-810451030156

Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Tunuyán
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 70% Garnacha / 15% Monastrell / 15% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Calcareous river stones
Elevation: 3600 ft
Case Production: 775

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 cinammon.


  • 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.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (10/31/2019)

    Given the success of their Mediterranean blend, they planted a vineyard in Chacayes with the field blend they use in the wine: 70% Garnacha and 15% each Syrah and Monastrell, and the varieties are harvested and fermented together. The result is a finer and more mineral 2017 GSM, with notes of cherries in liqueur, a little à la Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a serious palate with fine-grained, chalky tannins. This is a tad riper than the other reds, possibly from having to harvest Garnacha and Monastrell at the same time, when the two varieties have very different ripening moments.