Somos - Naranjito (2020)
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, tangerine, orange peel, baked pears, and hints of toffee apple on the nose, with a compelling full palate, textural and soft with bright orange pith, mandarin crunch, and soft brioche and caramel notes.
Protip: Let this wine breathe for a few hours before enjoying
About the Winemaker:
Somos means "we are" in Spanish. The 'we' is an duo of Australian Ben Caldwell and Mexican Marco Ruiz Cantú. The Somos story began while Mauricio was studying oenology and viticulture at the University of Adelaide in 2010. Following graduation he returned to his native Mexico with a small shipment of Barossa Shiraz me made for fun and named it Juguette, a Spanish word for toy. His market was primarily friends and family but sold a bit in distribution helping to fund his trip home.