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2018
Somos
'Blanquito'
White Wine
Adelaide Hills

2018
Somos
'Blanquito'
White Wine
Adelaide Hills

An intriguing blend of Arneis, Cortese, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. It is bright, textural and smashable. From vineyards across the Adelaide Hills including Basket Range and Piccadilly. The grapes are hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed to stainless steel and a bit of neutral barrique where co-fermentation kicked off naturally. The wine rests on full solids with a bit of stirring for six months. It is then racked gently to tank off of the lees where it settles naturally and bottled without fining or filtration.

A curious conjoining of arneis with splashes of cortese, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay from Adelaide Hills vines. Fragrant, pretty white wine of cucumber and tonic scents, similar flavours, and a delicate, pure, scintillating feel. Easy to like, easy to drink. Summery fun. A simple wine despite the collection of grapes, but with such great appeal.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: 86% Arneis - 7% Cortese - 4% Sauvignon Blanc - 3% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Vineyard: Sites in Basket Range, Piccadilly, Lenswood and Norton Summit
  • Vine Age: Varied
  • Viticulture: Practicing Organic
  • Soil Type: Varied
  • Alcohol: 13.3%
  • Oak: 6 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% neutral French barrique
  • Production: 800 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

SOMOS WINES

MCLAREN VALE

Somos means "we are" in Spanish. The 'we' is an duo of Australian Ben Caldwell and Mexican Marco Ruiz Cantú.  The Somos story began while Mauricio was studying oenology and viticulture at the University of Adelaide in 2010.  Following graduation he returned to his native Mexico with a small shipment of Barossa Shiraz me made for fun and named it Juguette, a Spanish word for toy.  His market was primarily friends and family but sold a bit in distribution helping to fund his trip home. Learn More »