Somos Cabernet Franc 2022 (12 Bottles) McLaren Vale

$342.00 GST Included


A little vineyard in Willunga, picked in two waves, one early and herbaceous, one later for generosity, blended to make one complete wine. Wild fermented, pressed early to old oak and then bottled after 9 months.



About Somos Wines

Somos, meaning ‘we are’ in Spanish, is the brainchild of two winemakers: Mauricio Ruiz Cantú and Benjamin Caldwell. They represent new McLaren Vale, as expressed through a kaleidoscope of alternative varieties, styles and intriguing flavours. The pair work primarily with less-known Italian and Spanish varieties, and they make them in entirely unconventional ways, with a lo-fi and sustainable ethos.

“We focus on using alternative and obscure varieties from sustainably farmed vineyards, and making them in a natural/minimal interventionist way. Native ferments, no additions except minimal SO2 and incorporating techniques that produce more interesting styles, such as early pressing reds, whole-bunch fermentation, skin contact and extended maceration whites and playing around with co-ferments and field blends from time to time” The pair met whilst studying Winemaking & Viticulture at Adelaide University, and their wines are the result of mixing two unique wine backgrounds: Mauricio hails from Mexico, and Benjamin from Australia.

Whole Bunch Wines

Whole Bunch Wines is a boutique distribution company specialising in wines that tell a story expressed by their makers. They may be organic, biodynamic, natural, oak barrel importers, create new viticultural regions, use unique grape varieties, revive unsung varieties that
we taste in awe... You get the idea.

Above all, they immerse themselves in their vineyards and think deeply about their environment to achieve a holistic outcome that tells a complete story. An ideal that only these bright enquiring minds could have the vision to achieve.