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2018 Somos Cabernet Franc

2018 Somos Cabernet Franc

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13.6%
Cork
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
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$31.99
13.6%
Cork
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • THE BRIEF
  • A little bit of Loire and a little bit of Bordeaux but a whole lot of Australia is the best description of this wine. Often 'new world' producers try and make Cabernet Franc like Bourgueil or Chinon, and while delicious the brighter fruit of the new world should be accentuated. The Somos boys have made a very lively and drinkable expression of this often difficult to produce grape. A pick early for freshness and a pick a few weeks later for richer flavors is the secret here, and withholding the want to use stems.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • A vineyard on the crackling clays of Willunga is the foundation for this exquisite wine. The first pick of the vineyard (40%) was in early February at a potential alcohol of 12% while ten days later a selection of riper grapes was made. The lots were fermented open top without additions and hand plunged twice daily. Primary fermentation finished after just over a week on most lots and the wine was basket pressed to tank then the lots were blended to barrel. ML occurred naturally and a small amount of SO2 was added. After nine months in old barriques (one second use for a touch of vanilla) and semi-frequent battonage, the wine was racked to tank and bottled without sulfur dioxide.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Dark berry meets light mocha red of easy drinking. The gist of the wine is casual drinking with some spicy personality amongst slurpiness and sweetish fruit. Shows some of the green herb and pepper detail expected, indeed, the finish is relatively green and leafy but in a lip-smacking, freshening kind of way. Saline licks, licorice and smudged tannins complete this picture. Cool and frisky but with enough meat on its bones to satisfy. Fresher than a sea breeze. Herbs and grasses but bitumen and licorice-strap too. Floral elements. The more you look the more you find. Huge yes for drinkability and interest.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • 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.