Space wine aged with 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite goes on sale

Andrea Divirgilio / January 23, 2012

Just when we thought that Sapporo Space Beer and Vostok Beer were the best distance that space alcohol could cover, we have been bought onto our toes with the Meteorito space wine, which has been aged with a 4.5 billion year old meteorite! Unlike other wines which are known for their fruity and grain flavors and notes, this one has the tone of a meteorite from 4.5 billion years past of history, which happened to land on earth around 6,000 years ago. Only the very lucky buyer of this wine bottle would know what it would do to the wine, but connoisseurs feel, it ‘livens up’ the wine.

Meteorito Space wine

Mr. Ian Hutchinson, who has his vineyard in the Cachapoal Velley in Chile, came up with this idea of using the ancient piece of space in his lot of Cabernet Sauvignon wine, in order to differentiate it from anything that one may conceive. Unlike the Space beer whose grains have toured space once, this piece of rock comes with a history of 4.5 billion years after originating from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Having fallen on earth 6,000 years ago in the Atacama Dessert in Chile, it got discovered as a special accessory by Mr. Hutchinson, who also has his own observatory for tasting the space wine, Meteorito. Though the historic piece of rock belongs to another undisclosed individual, Mr. Hutchinson thought of utilizing to lend a special touch to the wines he makes, by letting the stone set in the wine barrel for 12 months, during the secondary fermentation process. Due to this reason, the wine seems to have been imbibed with years of astronomical history with each drop, which will now be the pleasure of a select few connoisseurs and Sommeliers to taste, and perhaps even cherish!

However, the mystery looms large over what the pricing would be like; we certainly expect it to be in the premium bracket, since the origins seem equally astronomic!

Via: Gizmodo/ Foodbeast/ Discover

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