2019 Ver Sacrum Gloria Garnacha, Los Chacayes, Argentina
The first wines Eduardo Soler made under the name Ver Sacrum in 2013 were sourced from an old vineyard planted in 1947 of Garnacha and Mourvedre in Barrancas, Mendoza. Don Carlos, the old-timer who owned the 3 hectares of vines Eduardo found was giving up on the place, finding it too difficult to keep the old vines productive. Unfortunately, he passed away and Edu lost access to the vineyards but not before cutting some branches and planting them in Los Chacayes, at higher altitudes. Gloria is the off-spring of those plantings, a wine made from young leaves and young fruit from very old genetics, the product of the massive selection of Don Carlos original vineyard. The grapes were foot trodden, and the wine was made half in clay and half in amphora. It rested in old oak and a year in bottle before release.