2018 Somos Tintito
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
Somos means “we are” in Spanish. Wines made by Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú, these are the wines they love to drink, and in essence what they are about. They make lofi, hands off wines from alternative varieties that are climate appropriate and suited to either McLaren Vale or the Adelaide hills, such as Aglianico which grows very well in the hot maritime climate of McLaren Vale. In the winery only wild fermentation occurs and no additives with the exception of sulphur. Wholebunch and early pressing techniques are used on the reds to capture carbonic freshness and softness. Whites and rose get lots of skin contact and lees stirring to create texture in the wines. A second label called Juguette is exported to Mexico.
Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú
|Wine||The 2018 Tintito, meaning the "little red" blend. This is a blend of McLaren Vale Grenache, Biodynamic Nero d'Avola and Aglianico. The wine is always about 50% Grenache every vintage, which brings a lovely suppleness and pretty red fruit. The Nero d'Avola was 50% whole bunch, and brings the depth and interest to the wine, as well as a fresh "Italian" acidity. Finally Aglianico, being a tannic variety and also quite spicy and savoury brings structure and complexity.|
|Tasting Note||Red fruit - Spice - Savoury|