About The Wine
The biodynamic wines from the Somos duo receive plenty of attention in the winery.
Respectfully grown fruit getting a respectful treatment in the cellar is the thing. They've really taken Vermentino into interesting territory here (and that's not something you'll hear often).
The fruit is hand harvested, then pressed to seasoned French oak barrels with a small portion spending some time on skins to give a little grip and saline tang in the finished wine.
As far as Vermentino goes, this is one of the more serious and interesting interpretations in the country.
The Somos wines are the product of two enthusiastic young winemakers - one Australian and one Mexican - looking to make interesting and contemporary wines from McLaren Vale.
Benjamin Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantu are the creative duo behind this exciting project, with the wines exported back to South & Central America as well as sold through just a handful of outlets and venues locally in Australia.The focus is on 'alternative' varieties from sustainably managed vineyards - their Aglianicos being of particular note.
Their unique wines are made with a deft touch, the resulting styles perfumed and balanced, bursting with energy and personality. Just minuscule volumes produced, but great fun to be had across the Somos range.