2019 Save Our Souls SOS Vermentino

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Year 2019

Producer Save our souls

Region Australia, Victoria, Heathcote

Variety Vermentino

Alcohol 13%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 12°C

Type White

Pairing Pea, parmesan & basil risotto or grilled scallops topped with garlicy breadcrumbs

Golden goodness, little white flowers, pear, lime, cinnamon, brioche, candied pineapple.

Deeply golden in appearance with plenty of sediment in the bottle. Nose of honeyed flowers and a beguiling array of layered fruit. Caramelised pear tart and lime and cinnamon. It shows more commonalty with a Northern Rhône Valley white than its ancestral roots from the Mediterranean.

 

Hand-picked, the grapes were whole bunch pressed immediately with no cuts (all available juice was taken). These pressings went into straight to a stainless-steel tank to be chilled for 48 hours.  The wild fermentation proved to be very healthy and vigorous as it went to dryness.

Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally and the wine was bottled in February with minimal racking and no filtration. A small amount, 40ppm of Sulphur Dioxide was added at bottling.

From the producer

 

Many years ago, we met in the vine rows of world-renowned Pinot Noir producer; Bass Phillip.  Spending time amongst the grapes we learned that we held common ideals for quality wine, hard work and a good laugh.  Over lunches and wine tasting a bond grew and in 2008 Save Our Souls was born.

 

Our first release was at the time a ground-breaking savoury and crisp Rosé for those long hot Australian summers, still the OG. Over the next 10 years or so our little family has grown and expanded to include a savoury and textured Chardonnay, an affordable Pinot Noir that well tastes like Pinot Noir, an easy drinking Sangiovese which tastes great with or without food, a lively and juicy Sagrantino for a bit of fun. You can find plenty more of the family over on the Our Wines page of the website.

We don’t want accolades or shining medals, we just wanted to make delicious wines that punch above their weight, are inclusive and most importantly are sociable; to be shared with friends at a favourite bar top, to have at home with hump day dinner, take with confidence to a dinner party or in the park with the gang on a sunny Sunday –  wines for every day in every way.

We are extremely lucky and blessed to work with wonderful grape growers from all over Victoria who share our passion for interesting wines that speak of the place they come from.  Whether it be from way down south in Mornington Peninsula, through to the Yarra Valley and all the way up to the famous Heathcote region. We make wine with as little added as possible except for good honest grapes.

We will continue to be adventurous, to keep evolving and most of all have a bit of fun.