Our First Solero Gets Reviewed!

Dan (Traucki) the Wine Man Talks About Soumah and Reviews Solero No.1

“I have never been a big fan of Yarra Valley wines, preferring Pinot Noir from Tasmania and more recently those of the Adelaide Hills, likewise with Chardonnay, and now in particular those from Tumbarumba in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

My opinion of Yarra wines was significantly lifted when I came into contact with, Soumah Wines. Both their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are exemplary with two to three different single vineyard versions of each, where the difference from one vineyard to another is truly noticeable and appreciable. I especially love their best of vintage selection, the ‘Equilibro’ Chardonnay, which is sensational. That is not to say that their other varietal wines aren’t excellent to exceptional, because they are, and it is one of these that I am talking about today.

Soumah Wines have been making a single vineyard Savagnin for many years under the “Savarro” moniker. Now, in usual style, they have taken this further by creating the SOUMAH WILD NO.1 SAVAGNIN – a solera blend of three vintages (from 2015 onwards) of their beautiful Savagnin. It is done so as to add complexity, intensity and depth to the resulting wine.

This is an exceptional wine with a really interesting bouquet centered around citrus characters but quite funky and very complex. It has a gorgeous palate with lashings of complicated flavours, great depth, intensity and gentle citrus acidity and a very attractive finish. A most complex and beguiling wine.”

Review by Dan Traucki, May 2021
Dan Traucki is an Adelaide-based wine journalist with more than 30 years of industry experience, and is Director of Wine Assist.