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Meteorite-aged wine and vineyard

MeteoritoBack in 2012, an Englishman working in Chile launched what was believed to be the first wine aged with a meteorite formed during the birth of the solar system.

Norwich-born Ian Hutcheon released a Cabernet Sauvignon called Meteorito, aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite from the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.

The extra-terrestrial wine was created at Hutcheon’s Tremonte Vineyard in the Cachapoal Valley in Chile, which he bought in 2009.

Belonging to an American collector, the three-inch meteorite is believed to have crashed into the Atacama Desert in northern Chile around 6,000 years ago.

The wine was aged in an oak barrel for 12 months with the meteorite inside. According to Hutcheon, this gave the wine a “livelier” taste.

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