Sloshy, warm-hearted, dark berry meets light mocha red of easy drinking... Plenty going on. Sluggable stuff right here. BBQs ahoy.
About the Wine
For freshness and vitality in the land of Bordeaux varieties, the modern expressions of Cabernet Franc popping up all over the country really take the cake.
This lively version of the variety comes from Somos - two young winemakers and free spirits in South Australia making wines from varieties they see as underrepresented. This was picked and pressed early, matured in mostly old French oak, every decision along the winemaking path looking for immediate drinkability.
Made in a fresh and frisky style, but with a little more grunt than the 2015, after tasting this it's easy to see where the surge in popularity for Cab Franc is coming from.
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.