2015 Soumah Single Vineyard Wild Savagnin


A minimal intervention wine with 100% full solids, wild barrel fermentation. This natural process has developed a degree of untamed attitude. The wine still has the trademark citrus acidity but is fused with the brooding flavours of age old tradition.

Varietals: Savagnin

Fermentation Vessel:  Seasoned Barrels

Fermentation Style: 100% Wild, Full Solids

Baume at Harvest: 12.1

pH at Harvest: 3.45

TA at Harvest: 6.6

This is an ancient variety having been around since the first Millennium and is a parent of many of today’s modern grapes. We have been successful making our Savarro from this variety but wanted to see what a wine made from this ancient grape would have tasted like a thousand years ago.

[2015 Vintage] – 95 Points by Ian Bailey: “Assertive and Rich.”

[2015 Vintage] – 92 Points by Andrew Graham: “I’d smash a bottle no problems.”

[2015 Vintage] – 92 Points by Jeremy Oliver: “Deliciously flavoured and textured.”

[2015 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at International Cool Climate Wine Awards

[2015 Vintage] – 93 Points by James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion

“I think of an oatmeal flavour which I identify as being from wild yeast. The complexity of this wine is seen as we sip it (rather than drink) and is balanced, palate-filling and long lasting. A superior wine, demanding excellent dishes. Grilled lobster comes to mind.”
Ian Bailey – 95 points (2015 Vintage)

“I like the texture, I like the intensity and I like the more complex mouthfeel, with yeast and barrel characters very complementary to the tart, vaguely floral Savagnin. More work, more fun.”
Andrew Graham – 92 points (2015 Vintage)

“A deliciously flavoured and textured young white whose pungent, faintly smoky bouquet of apple pie, cloves and vanilla reveals a hint of spice and a whiff of white flowers. It’s silky smooth and luscious, with a rich, creamy presence of melon and apple-like flavour backed by fresh, creamy yeast-derived complexity and faintly charry oak influences.”
Jeremy Oliver – 92 points (2015 Vintage)

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