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2017 Somos Biodynamic Aglianico

McLaren Vale, SA

$40.00

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Categories: $35 - $50, McLaren Vale, Red, SA, Somos, Wines
About
Tannins are playful yet give structure, the acidity a huge feature and keeps the wine feeling fresh and wonderfully drinkable. A serious rendition of the variety. This is very good drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Somos lads are on a roll, and they're really stepped things up a gear here.

Somos' standard Aglianico offering has arguably been the most impressive wine in the range over the last couple of years - the guys clearly have an understanding of this late-ripening Italian variety - and this is one of the more serious Aglianicos around.  It comes from Paxton's biodynamically famed vineyard, and despite being hung out to ripen and develop flavour all the way into May, still retains remarkable acidity and freshness. 

It's so perfumed, so juicy and just so interesting.  If you've enjoyed Somos' Aglianico in the past, this is another level up.  Bravo!

 

About Somos

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.

An Aussie (Ben Caldwell) and a Mexican (Mauricio Ruiz Canto) getting their hands dirty
An Aussie (Ben Caldwell) and a Mexican (Mauricio Ruiz Canto) getting their hands dirty
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"From the Paxton vineyard, farmed (certified) biodynamic. Produced by a couple of likely lads who know their way around high drinkability and interest in wines. This fruit came in in May (!) and yet still comes in at 12.9% alcohol. Crazy. About 50% whole bunch in the ferment. Spicy, herbal scents, touches of rosehip, sour cherry, black tea, fragrant as all get out and so very pleasing. Juicy yet shows some good grip and some furry depth. A plush wine but without overt weight, just presence of savoury fruit, herb, spice and a lick of undefined savouriness. Tannins are playful yet give structure, the acidity a huge feature and keeps the wine feeling fresh and wonderfully drinkable. A serious rendition of the variety. This is very good drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Same as the traditionally farmed Aglianico. About 50% whole bunch and carbonic maceration to get a little cherry fruit lift, and it is pressed early to keep it light and bright, avoiding the varietal aggressive aglianico tannin.

Blend : Aglianico (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Ben Caldwell, throwing himself into his work
Winemaker Ben Caldwell, throwing himself into his work
McLaren Vale, SA
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