WINES

Somos: (v) [ 'so mos ]:
1. We are.
The White
2019 Somos Cortese

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Tropical & Fresh

SUB REGION: Basket Range

VINEYARD: Ceravolo

WINEMAKING: 60% was whole bunch pressed to stainless steel, fermented and aged sur lie to retain the fresh and vibrant varietal fruit. 40% was destemmed and taken to 3 open fermenters on skins for 90 days to create texture and complexity. The components were blended together and bottled unfined and unflitered. 

Alc.%: 12.0

The Rosé
2019 Somos Barbera Rosé

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Textural & Bright

SUB REGION: Willunga

VINEYARD: House Block

WINEMAKING: We basket pressed this one to old french hogsheads, barrel fermented at low temperatures with plenty of stirring. It was then aged in barrel on lees, with occassionaly stirring to temper the naturally high barbera acidity and round out the palate.

Alc.%: 12.9

The Little White
2019 Somos Blanquito

Multiregional

VINEYARD: ????

WINEMAKING: An intriguing blend of 54% Arneis, 25% Garganega, and 21% biodynamically farmed Verdelho. From vineyards across the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Fresh, textural, green apples and minerality, perfect for summer and seafood. Think Muscadet or Soave, easy drinking, approachable and fun.

Alc.%: 13.3

The Little Orange
2019 Somos Naranjito

McLaren Vale, South Australia

VINEYARD: Sentier

WINEMAKING: An orange wine from 100% Biodynamically farmed Verdelho, from a small vineyard in McLaren Flat. Destemmed and fermented on skins, 50% was pressed to old oak after 1 month and lees stirred fortnightly to build texture, 50% was sealed on skins for 180 days. The resulting orange wine is vibrant orange in colour, unfined and unfiltered so the wine has an appealing cloudiness. Heaps of ginger spice, baked pears and toffee apple aromatics, with a compelling full palate, textural and soft with brioche and caramel notes. 

Alc.%: 13.3

The Little Red
2018 Somos Tintito

Multiregional

VINEYARD: ????

WINEMAKING: An intriguing blend of 55% Grenache, 28% biodynamically farmed Nero d'Avola and 17% Aglianico from multiple regions. It is a collection of small parcels with different winemaking techniques. Vin de soif, made for easy drinking with interest.

 

Alc.%: 13.9

The Co-ferment
2018 Somos Carignan/Cinsaut

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Ethereal

SUB REGION: McLaren Vale

VINEYARD: Hatwell

WINEMAKING: Single vineyard. Two rows of Carignan, Two rows of Cinsaut. Picked on the same day, 50/50 co-ferment. 50% of the Carignan is whole-bunch, and the Cinsaut was destemmed on top. Pressed early. Bottled and released early. 

 

Alc.%: 11.3

The Agli
2018 Somos Aglianico

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Spice & Lift

SUB REGION: McLaren Flat

VINEYARD: Leask Sand Rd

WINEMAKING: A very late variety, this variety is picked in April, long after the rest of the wines are made. 50% whole bunch, a carbonic maceration to get a little cherry fruit lift, and pressed early at 5 baume to keep it light and bright, avoiding the varietal aggressive aglianico tannin.

Alc.%: 13.4

The Biodynamic
2018 Somos Biodynamically Farmed Aglianico

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Complex & Floral

SUB REGION: McLaren Vale

VINEYARD: Hiltop/Paxton

WINEMAKING: Same winemaking as traditionally farmed Aglianico. 50% whole bunch, a carbonic maceration to get a little cherry fruit lift, pressed early at 5 baume to keep it light and bright, avoiding the varietally aggressive aglianico tannin. 

Alc.%: 13.4

The Cab Franc
2018 Somos Cabernet Franc

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Leafy & Juicy

SUB REGION: Willunga

VINEYARD: Slate Creek

WINEMAKING: A little vineyard in Willunga, picked in two waves, one early and herbaceous, one later for generosity, blended to make one complete wine. Wild fermented, pressed early to old oak and then bottled after 9 months.

 

Alc.%: 13.6

 

WE ARE

Minimal intervention. Single vineyard. Small ferments. Big interest.

Somos means "we are" in Spanish. These are the wines we love to drink, and in essence they are what we are about. Youthful, juicy, vibrant and textural. Wines made by Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú.  

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