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Somos Cabernet Franc - McLaren Vale

Somos Cabernet Franc 2019 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Somos
Region: South Australia
Alc: 13.6%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front

$28.80: as part of any six
$32.00: single bottle
$345.60: per case of 12

This time it’s a Cabernet Franc from McLaren Vale. Widely regarded as the Pinot Noir of the Cabernet family, Cabernet Franc is an important variety in the Loire Valley in France, and seeing a revival in popularity amidst forward thinking creative winemakers here in Australia too. Even Mt Mary now makes a Cabernet Franc! 

It’s just so easy to drink and bloody delicious. It has that blackcurrant fruit which you see in Cabernet but it’s generally a bit softer with less tannin input and a distinct leafiness which when in balance is so attractive. 

Sometimes you just want a wine that is simple and pure, and easy to get along with. Crafted in a sensitive minimal intervention natural manner by the clever guys at Somos, I could picture myself standing at our soon to be open cosy Wine Bar here at Wine Experience, sipping on this little beauty, and slowly picking away at a platter of charcuterie, cheese and olives. Pick one up when you’re next in the store. Lovely stuff!  

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Our notes

Textbook Cabernet Franc nose. So perfumed and inviting. So correct. A pinot drinkers cabernet with pure essency cassis and dark cherry spice amidst attractive leafy varietal nuances. Light to mid weight with flat out delicious flavours that echo the nose. Juicy, mouthwatering. Tastes like quality. Feels like quality. If there was ever a red wine you could drink for breakfast this would be it :] Wonderful.  


The Wine Front
This comes from Slate Creek Vineyard in Willunga. Picked in two tranches, one for green spectrum and freshness, one for the flesh. Clever. Natural ferment, no adds, yada yada. Stellar drinking. Stacks of flavour but loads of crunch. Bite of sour-sweet fruit but some softness there too. Sprinkled with pepper, laced with dried green herbs. Has that slightly bloody-ferrous thing going on too. Mouth-watering acidity. Just shy of medium weight. Far out. This is great. Rated : 93 Points Tasted : Mar-20 Alcohol : 13.60% Closure : Diam

Mike Bennie

Producers notes

Minimal intervention. Single vineyard. Small ferments. Big interest.


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