Soumah Savarro 2013 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
13.5%, Screwcap, $26
Another instalment for Soumah’s Yarra Valley Savagnin and again an interesting wine (I would expect nothing less from this label).
What’s most intriguing is just how much latent acidity this packs in (TA 7.5g/L) even though the grapes were clearly ripe, making for a style that is closer to the Jura Savaganin form than the Rias Baixis Albarino style that so many Aussie Savagnin producers favour.
In turn, I actually think this would be better served with a little barrel work to soften the edges and give this even more interest, as it looks just a little raw now. As it stands this is super fresh stuff, the nose driven by celery and chalky green apples with an edge of anise, over a slightly bitter and crunchy peppery palate.
A fresh (and quite long) Australian Savagnin, needing just a bit more wildness and richness to really excite. Still gets one thumbs up for sure (and one of the better Australian Savagnin).
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? I’d prefer the Pinot Grigio