2017 Soumah Single Vineyard Savarro


A pale straw colour with a lemon and lime bouquet. Floral and orange blossom palate with mineral honeysuckle flavours. A textured lemon and lime palate with chalky minerality supporting a great line of acid and subliminal spice.

Varietals: Savagnin

Clone:  SAVII (Galicia)

Harvest: 2 March, 2017

Baume at Harvest: 13.0

pH at Harvest: 3.3

TA at Harvest: 6.9

Our Savarro story opens in the Northern Italian region of Bolzano where the green-skinned, tight bunched grape was first recorded in the 10th century. Over the millennia it travelled to all corners of Europe taking on many names including Savagnin, Heida and Bon Blanc to name a few. The cool climate of the Yarra valley is perfect for our late ripening Savarro which was gently picked before being pressed and cool tank fermented on lees to retain the fresh aromatics of the variety.

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

[2018 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2019 Yarra Valley Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – 90 Points by James Halliday, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show

[2017 Vintage] – 93 Points by James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion

[2017 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show

[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2016 Vintage] – 92 Points by James Halliday, 2017 Halliday Wine Companion

[2016 Vintage] – 91 Points by Campbell Mattinson Wine Front 2017

[2016 Vintage] – Silver Medal at 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition

[2014 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

“A brilliant bright clear straw lemon colour shines from the glass. The purity of the fruit really comes through early on with this excellent white wine. Youthful, fresh and crisp, this is a light to mid bodied white with a medium dryness to it. It is packed full of layers of fruit character, noting citrus dominance of green apples and oranges, tropical fruits, brioche and light mock cream. The palate rewards with apples, lemons, oranges and peaches with a lineal crispness which balances the acidity and fruit flavours beautifully. I kept writing “lovely wine” all over my tasting notes so the drinkability factor is high. Try this with chicken and asparagus risotto.”
Paul Ippolito, Aug 2019 [2018 Vintage]

“Citrus flower, white flowers and limes energise the senses. Partial barrel fermentation and aged on lees, the textural feels from this technique is clear. Old school lemonade leads to a chalky texture and a fine spiced finish which lingers enough to encourage another sip. Seafood and a glass or two of this would make a good afternoon in the sun.”
QWine, July 2019 [2018 Vintage]

“Delicate aromas reminiscent of pea straw with lively melon-like flavours layered with fresh herbal elements.”
2018 WINESTATE Emerging Varietal Awards – 3.5/5 stars [2017 Vintage]

“Savagnin the variety here of course. A lovely freshness on the bouquet with the varietal character well expressed; nashi pear, apple, almond and flinty slate all amongst the array of aromas, less ripe and perhaps more spicy from this vintage. Shows energy through the palate with the flavours mirroring the bouquet and gently persistent acidity providing the framework.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“The favourite wine of the tasting. Nice bright colour in the glass, lovely toffee and caramel flavours on the nose and soft, glossy, chewy palate, but not too phenolic. The acid is vibrant and natural with toffee characters and a lovely soft texture. Not too right, not too light, just a delicious wine.”
Mark Hughes – ‘Whites of Texture’ [2012 Vintage]

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