2020 Ver Sacrum Ver Sacrum Geisha Dragon del Desierto Los Chacayes Argentina
This is a co-fermented blend of mostly Viognier with Marsanne and Criolla Blanca. About 10% of the blend is matured in oak under a veil of flor. The nose shows fresh cut white flowers with lemon, dried apricot, and a touch of fresh baked bread. The palate is crisp with white peach, wax bean, and hints of almond paste from the inside of a croissant. Delicious.
Blend: 70% Viogner, 20% Marsanne, 10% Pedro Ximenez
The new white 2020 Geisha Dragon del Desierto was produced with 70% Viognier, 20% Marsanne and 10% Pedro Ximenez from Los Chacayes that fermented together after a cold soak of two days with indigenous yeasts in 5,000-liter concrete eggs. Like the 50/50 blend of Roussanne and Marsanne, this also saw 10% of the volume matured in oak casks for eight months under a veil of flor yeasts, while the rest was kept in concrete. This is still young and fruit-driven with some spice and a restrained character, balanced and dry, not exotic or showy. It finishes dry.
Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate