Ver Sacrum Clarete Rose 2019
20% Marsanne, 40% Grenache and 40% Syrah, this charming rosé is sourced from two vineyards: Los Chacayes, 15 acres of clacareous river stones planted in 2011 at 3600ft of elevation, and San Martín, 12.5 acres of sandy soils planted in 2004 at 2600ft. The fruit is entirely destemmed; the Marsanne and Grenache are co-fermented over 15 days with about 6 hours of skin contact during the press cycle, while the Syrah was direct-press with a 20-day fermentation. Only native yeasts were used. The wine was aged in concrete vat for 3 months before bottling with a light filtration.
Eduardo Soler and two friends started Ver Sacrum in 2012 with the concept of growing and vinifying Rhone Varietals. 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, Maipu and Los Chacayes, Uco valley where they have planted Grenache, Monastrell, Carignan, Roussane, Marsanne, Mencia, Syrah, Teroldego, and Nebbiolo.