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Wild Savagnin ‘Solero’ #1

$80.00

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Savagnin or Savagnin Blanc — not to be confused with Sauvignon Blanc — is a white wine grape with green-skinned berries. Its history is complicated but was first recorded in the Tyrolean village of Tramin in the 10th century. The rudimentary winemaking techniques of this time inspired us to take small parcels of Savagnin and make wine in an old-fashioned way, with minimal intervention in the vineyard and the winery. Handpicked, foot stomped, using 100% solids in the wild yeast ferment without stirring in clay eggs. We then created a solero system for aging, layering vintage over vintage. It has that Savagnin trademark citrus acidity but is fused with the brooding flavours of age-old traditions.

 

    Varietals: Savagnin

    Fermentation Vessel:  Seasoned Barrels, Clay Eggs

    Fermentation Style: 100% Wild, Full Solids

    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.


    “Saline, melon skin, and green herb aromatics. Flavours of citrus pith, green melon, nuttiness and wet stone. There’s lovely, racy, mouthwatering acidity that gives real definition and length to the wine. Lovely texture and mouthfeel. 92 Points.”
    Aaron Brasher, The Real Review, May 2021 (Solero No.1)

     

    “…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.”
    Dan Traucki, May 2021 (Solero No.1)

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