Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Somos means ‘we are’ in Spanish. Rather existentialist, though the wines that Ben and Mauricio craft are not inaccessibly esoteric, but rather wonderfully democratic, vibrant and, most certainly, fun. Minimal intervention, minimal volumes. Much of it sees export to South and Central America where your tanned, tangoing doppelganger enjoys them post-siesta. Be more like them: take the siesta and then party well into the evening with good friends, food and wine. Salud!
Biodynamically farmed Vermentino from McLaren Vale and it's an absolute treat! This receives a great deal of attention from Ben and Mauricio so it's little surprise that it's singing so sweetly. Native to Sardinia, Vermentino goes by a few names: Rolle in Southern France, Favorita in Piedmont and Pigato in Liguria. At its best, it is sprightly and wonderfully fresh. Somos' rendition is definitely both with scintillating texture to boot. Crunchy granny smith, ripe yellow peach and an oh so moreish amaretto finish. A wonderful picture of Vermentino on Australian shores (almost literally, thanks McLaren Vale).