2020 Seven Eves Carbonic Gris

Adelaide Hills, SA

Turbocharged, uber textural, skinsy Pinot Gris from enigmatic producer, Somos.  A wild, delicious ride!


A wild and unique number


About The Wine

'Seven Eves' is a new project from the loveable Somos chaps of McLaren Vale.  The idea being best described by the boys:

"These wines are named after our philosophy when making them, they are designed to be varietal and focused, yet they are also quite juicy, fragrant, and easy to drink. Perfect for any night of the week, hence Seven Eves."

This is Pinot Gris turbocharged!  Whole bunches are sealed into a tank for 14 days for carbonic maceration, before being pressed to wild ferment on full solids, then into barrel and lees-stirred for a further four months!

Deep colour, intoxicating perfume, voluptuous texture, this wine is a wildly delicious ride!

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

Region/Vineyard: In Conversion to Organic. Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills

Winemaking: A playful approach to this “gray” variety. Hand-picked early in the morning, we took the whole bunches and placed them into a tank and sealed it for 14 days for full Carbonic Maceration. Pressed afterwards into tank and slowly finished ferment wild on full solids. Transferred down to barrels and lees-stirred for 4 months before bottling un-fined and unfiltered.

Style: A wild and unique number, it has cherry-cola, ripe pear, flint, and honey. Layers upon layers of texture and caramel on the palate, a beautiful core of chalky citrus fruit, round supple mouthfeel, finishing with a refreshing but soft pomelo acidity.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.60%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Somos Boys
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A wild and unique number, it has cherry-cola, ripe pear, flint, and honey. Layers upon layers of texture and caramel on the palate, a beautiful core of chalky citrus fruit, round supple mouthfeel, finishing with a refreshing but soft pomelo acidity. - Somos


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