About The Wine
A new white variety enters the Somos fold here, the obscure Italian grape Cortese.
This refreshing variety finds its home typically in Piedmont, Italy, but seems to have found a great home away from home on the Ceravolo vineyard in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills.
Cortese can be a tad neutral if left to its own devices, so the Somos boys have tricked it up a little here with 20% of the grapes being fermented on skins in oak for over 100 days.
The result is a crisp and gently savoury white wine with plenty of interest.
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.