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Gloria S Garnacha 2019

Ver Sacrum

The label shows Gloria Swanson, femme fatale and siren of the silent movies, a fitting moniker for this sultry, sexy wine. Semi-carbonic maceration for 4 days, 50% whole bunch; fermentation through airborne yeast in 500lt French oak (used) and 400lt clay amphorae for 18 days with no skin contact, spontaneous malolactic. The wine is aged in a combination of amphorae and smaller, used French oak casks for 18 months, followed by 20 months in bottle. Fresh red cherries abound on the nose with subtle candied fruit notes, nice firm tannins in the mouth and astounding length.

94 / 100, Descorchados 2020 (2016 vintage)

96/100 points Tim Atkin’s Argentina Special Report 2023 (2018 vintage)