Ver Sacrum, IG Los Chacayes Monastrell 2018, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A red-fruit-forward monastrell that is as light as a Beaujolais.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of red currant, blueberry, red cherry, and blackberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied Monastrell has medium-intensity, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
The wine is straightforward with muted flavors.
An innocuous mourvedre.
Bottle Note: 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 to create something new. This is our Ver Sacrum.
Importer: Brazos Wine Imports LLC, Brooklyn, New York
Tasting Date: January 26, 2022