2015 Soumah Single Vineyard 'Wild' Savagnin

Region:Yarra Valley , VIC

Style:Full Bodied


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One of the most unique takes on this variety we have seen!

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When the Australian Wine industry thought they were onto the next big thing in wine with the imported variety Albarino, they were devastated to find that it was, in fact, another very similar grape that they had on their hands, Savagnin. Many wineries discarded the grape and ventured forth in search of the new next big thing, some stuck with it. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you Savagnin, make the best damn Savagnin you can. This is one of the most interesting examples of this grape on the Australian market. Soumah in the Yarra Valley have championed this variety, making no fewer than three versions from the 2015 vintage. For our money, this was the most fascinating of the three. It was fermented wild in oak and matured on full solids for 9 months before release. This is an altogether different beast to the stock standard Savagnin, it is textural and complex - combining the striking citrus characters of the variety with "some funk from the solids and wild yeast." It's both interesting and deliciously drinkable - a top example of this often overlooked variety.

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"Works a treat! Immediately this has more presence on the nose compared to the Savarro, the barrel ferment characters giving this a quite complementary edge of coconut shavings to go with the white flower and light pear varietal character. There’s more texture and weight on the palate too, with a fraction more phenolic grip compared to the standard wine. I like the texture, I like the intensity and I like the more complex mouthfeel, with yeast and barrel characters very complementary to the tart, vaguely floral Savagnin. More work, more fun. Nice wine." - Andrew Graham (Australian Wine Review)


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