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2017 Somos Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, SA

Smashable, small batch Cabernet Franc from one of our favourite new McLaren Vale producers.

$32.00

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About

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.

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.

Winemakers Ben Caldwell & Mauricio Ruiz Canto
Winemakers Ben Caldwell & Mauricio Ruiz Canto
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A little vineyard in Willunga. Picked in two waves, early pick for freshness, and 2 weeks later for juiciness. Fermented seperately, blended together. Pressed to old oak and then bottled after 9 months.

Blend : Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 120 dozen

The Somos Boys
The Somos Boys
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

There's red and purple berries, the signature Cab Franc leafiness, a sprinkle of sweet oak and luscious fruit. It walks the line between a glugable, easy drinking red and something more serious if you want to sit a contemplate. Medium bodied and even paced, so good to drink young but could have something in store with a few years in the cellar. Crackerjack Cab Franc. - Different Drop Wine Team

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