Roll it like a cooper’s or decant it like a red.
About the Wine
Some seriously eye-catching wines released from the two lads at Somos/Juguette in recent times. Here's a highly chuggable Rosé made from Barbera grapes grown in McLaren Vale.
This is raised in old oak barrels, then bottled without fining or filtering - a bountiful Rosé with bucket loads of energy is what has emerged. The long, drawn-out 2017 vintage meant that Barbera was picked much later than usual for the Somos lads. A gentle pressing and attentive lees stirring ensuring that the texture and vitality of the 2017 is as fresh as ever.
Such an interesting wine. How good is Aussie Rosé!
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.