2019 Brachetto Frizzante d’Soumah


Brachetto is a north eastern Italian grape variety that has been a favourite since the time of Romans. Only a few vineyards in Australia grow the variety that is like liquid Turkish delight. The sweet flavour of rose water and strawberries fills your senses yet finishing clean and fresh. Soft bubbles, a light sweetness and lower alcohol make this wine the perfect start or finish to any meal.

Spring started dry and cold with rains coming late. The four weeks from late-Nov to mid-Dec witnessed 7-inches of rain. A godsend in hindsight as we experienced the driest summer on record with less than 2-inches from late-Dec through Feb. This parching added to the heat with the summer being 2.5 degrees hotter than normal. Picking times were early and wines will be full fruited with soft tannin structure.

Brachetto is an Italian grape of origin. It is one of the only grapes to smell and taste of strawberries and rose water. So it’s a little like drinking Turkish Delight. We build a dessert wine by leaving the grapes ripen past 14 baume and then stop fermentation with 3 baume of sugar left so we end up with natural sweetness to about 70 grams per litre. Our d’Soumah range of wines are made with fruit sourced from our own and other premium vineyards throughout Victoria to produce wines of distinct character and finesse. They are built to deliver an exceptional price for value proposition and we believe this wine certainly delivers on that promise.

[2019 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at Victorian Wine Show 2019

“Gently sparkling and made in a sweet raspberried style though it has enough freshness and zip for it to work (just) as a table wine. There are far worse ways to spend your time.”
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 [2019 Vintage]

“Sweet canned peach nose with richly flavoured palate and balanced sweetness. 3 Stars.”
Winestate Magazine, Aug/Sept 2020 [2019 Vintage]

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