Bang for Buck: 2019 Somos ‘Naranjito’ Verdelho
It can be hard to find a wine that slots neatly into the nexus of Biodynamic / Skin Contact / Under $30 (if we could draw you a snappy venn diagram, we would) – but somehow the folks at Somos have nailed it!
’Naranjito’ (aka ‘little orange’) by name, Naranjito by nature – this Biodynamic Verdelho was de-stemmed and fermented on skins with half of it staying on skins for one month prior to pressing, while the other was half sealed up and kept on skins for 180 days.
The resulting wine is vibrantly orange, exotic, bustling with ginger spice, baked pear aromatics, textural and juicy palate with tangerine, orange, and subtle mealy brioche notes. Unfined, unfiltered, biodynamic, skinsy, and an absolute BARGAIN.
McLaren Vale, $26
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