2018 Somos Nebbicholo
2018 Somos Valle de Ojos Negros Nebbicholo
This vintage of Somos came out of a new region within Baja California, approximately 30 km southwest of Valle de Guadalupe, called Valle de Ojos Negros. It is the highest altitude area in Baja, and is known for its cool nights and hot days during the vintage period. It is known as Ojos Negros or Black Eyes because of the frozen marshes it can get during winter, and can be seen as you drive down into the valley. The vineyard was planted by Mauricio’s family, and is mainly planted to Shiraz, Malbec, and Nebbiolo.
The Nebbicholo is a co-ferment of Nebbiolo, Shiraz, and Malbec. All varieties were hand-harvested on the same day in late September. All of the Nebbiolo and Malbec were placed into the tank as whole-bunch, and all the Shiraz was destemmed on top. It wild-fermented on low temperatures for 25 days. It spent 6 months on lees, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. No additions were made to this wine, except for 25 ppm of SO2 before bottling.
It has been a tale of many flights, sleepless nights, and frustration with export logistics, but we have finally been able to bring these Mexican wines to Australia. The Nebbicholo is a mere 66 cases. They are tiny volumes, single vineyards, and big interest.
Your order will be dispatched between 2-3 business days after we receive payment confirmation. We only ship to Australia and New Zealand.