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2017 Somos Mazuelo/Cinsault

McLaren Vale, SA

Über light and fresh red blend perfect for a chill.

$32.00

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So easy to drink. Fun in its personality. So good to drink. Makes you feel nice.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This new addition to the Somos range comes via a small vineyard in McLaren Vale township.

Mazuelo (Carignan) and Cinsault grow side by side on this relatively young block. The fruit was all picked together, the Mazuelo left as whole bunches and the Carignan destemmed. Old, old oak and gentle treatment to preserve as much of the brilliant primary fruit as possible from Ben and Mauricio.

The result is a bright and poppy 'nouveau' style of red, all bubblegum-carbonic fruit flavours and fresh berried fruits. Such a fun thing to drink.

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

Viticulture

Both varieties grow side by side in a small vineyard on Kangarilla Rd, inside the town of McLaren Vale. This is as close to a “Vale Floor” as you can get, dense clay soils, very flat vineyard. The vineyard is quite young, so fruit is primary and fruit driven. Perfect for this light red style. We harvested this entire vineyard on the same day in April, yields were almost identical, only getting approximately 100kg more mazuelo than cinsaut.

Winemaking

100% of the mazuelo was wholebunch and laid across the bottom of the fermenter, we then destemmed all of the cinsaut over the top. We pressed the wine early to retain low colour and primary fruit, avoiding green stalk tannin. All went to old oak, a mixture of puncheons and hogsheads. Lees stirred fortnightly to build texture, it was racked and bottled.

Blend : Mazuelo (Carignan), Cinsault
ABV : 12.60%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"It’s soupy, yet glossy, silky and juicy, fleshy and yet imbued with this crisp, tangy freshness. Rich perfume of plums, salted and fresh, green olive, pepper, with flavours running a similar course, sweetish then finishing with a pleasing build to bitter-ish and clean. So easy to drink. Fun in its personality. So good to drink. Makes you feel nice." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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