Wine aged with 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite now on sale

Meteorito Space Wine

I know nothing about wine, but a Cabernet Sauvignon aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite from the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter sounds interesting.

The wine, called Meteorito, was created by Ian Hutcheon, an Englishman who owns a vineyard and an observatory in Chile. Hutcheon claims the meteorite is roughly three inches in diameter, and is believed to have hit the country’s Atacama Desert around 6,000 years ago.

The astronomer/winemaker thinks that the infusion of a bit of meteorite gives his Cabernet a “livelier taste.”

“The idea behind submerging it in wine was to give everybody the opportunity to touch something from space; the very history of the solar system, and feel it via a grand wine,” Hutcheon said.

The extra-terrestrial blend is currently only sold at Hutcheon’s Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua, but Hutcheon hopes to export the product around the world soon.

[Hat tip to Discovery News]