SOUMAH OF THE YARRA VALLEY “SOLERO” WILD SAVAGNIN #2 NV
Savagnin or Savagnin Blanc — not to be confused with Sauvignon Blanc — is a white wine grape with green-skinned berries. Its history is complicated but was first recorded in the Tyrolean village of Tramin in the 10th century.
The rudimentary winemaking techniques of this time inspired us to take small parcels of Savagnin and make wine in an old-fashioned way, with minimal intervention in the vineyard and the winery. Handpicked, foot stomped, using 100% solids in the wild yeast ferment without stirring in clay eggs. We then created a solero system for aging, layering vintage over vintage. It has that Savagnin trademark citrus acidity but is fused with the brooding flavours of age-old traditions.
The wine has that trademark linear citrus line, but it is fused with the brooding flavours of age-old tradition. Some people call it ‘wine with funk’; we love it for its structure, depth, and wild ancient origins.