Soumah Savarro 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
13.8%, Screwcap, $26
|You can’t see it properly but this is a lovely
Love the packaging on this. That duck egg blue label, replete with a bottling date, TA, pH, dozen count etc is excellent, all that information just underscoring the serious nature of this wine. It all makes me want to know more (and drink it). Big win for the wine geek market (which you’d have to argue is the target audience of a wine like this. Maybe not geek but at least informed drinker).
Produced from a single plot of Savagnin grown in the Warramate foothills (think Coldstream Hills and you’re in the right area) that was tank fermented and then left on lees. Stylistically it has some of the Jura Savagnin varietal texture and length if not quite the complexity – underneath it is a rather neutral sort of a wine. There’s some lovely honeysuckle edges though and that spiced pear fruit just builds the more it sits in the glass, the sweetness of alcohol punctuating the long finish.
The product of young vines and still a wine in flux, but I see promise. Would really love to see it done in (old barrel) in something more like a Jura oxidative style too.
Score: 17/20 90/100+
Would I buy it? Hmm. I’d like more concentration to really be wooed enough to buy. So much future potential though!