Welcome to the world the very first classic sparkling wine from Soumah Wines in Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region!
Firstly a big thank you to Soumah for kindly sending this sample* bottle our way, it was a true pleasure getting to know your new bubbly addition.
This is a Blanc de Blanc, so it’s made of only white grapes – those being Chardonnay and Savagnin. Now you’re probably familiar with Chardonnay, but what about the Savagnin grape variety?
Savagnin (not to be confused with Sauvignon Blanc) is a white grape variety which is commonly grown in the French wine region of Jura. It’s brings flavours of citrus, florals and spice to a wine. If you’re in Perth, make sure to visit our friends at Pandemonium Estate who also grow Savagnin and where I first came across it.
So let’s learn a bit more about this single vineyard sparkling wine:
Style: Brut (Dry)
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay & Savagnin
Price: $29 via soumah.com.au
What does it taste like?
It’s a silvery – lemon – lime colour in the glass with a lovely eye-catching stream of bubbles. On the nose it’s definitely citrus driven, with a whiff of mineraly, navel orange and it interestingly made us think of those classic banana lollies. In the mouth, it’s cirtusy (lime really stood out for us), clean, crisp and incredibly refreshing.
We matched it to our meat-free night. Which was a Cheesy Broccoli Orzo dish from the What Mummy Makes Cookbook. The citrus notes in the wine worked perfectly to cut through the cheese in the dish.
I reckon it would also be excellent with seafood – especially freshly caught fish or freshly gathered shellfish. Dish me up a plate of oysters or some fresh scallops alongside a bottle of this Soumah Blanc de Blanc and I’ll be one happy lady!
The perfect occasion to drink it:
This citrus-driven bubbles would be the perfect aperitif or thirst quencher on a hot day. It’s a palate cleanser and definitely for those who enjoy their citrus fruits and dry sparkling wines!
*This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it. All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!