Soumah Brachetto Sparkling 2020 – Yarra Valley

Happy fizzy Friday! Yes if you haven’t heard, Friday’s are perfect for drinking bubbles.

What’s even better is if you can make it a frizzante fizzy Friday.

Frizzante is an Italian term meaning ‘slightly sparkling’ or ‘semi sparkling’.

And that’s the style that Soumah from VIC’s Yarra Valley has made their sparkling 2020 Brachetto in. Thank you Amanda & team for sending over this sample for us to try.

Soumah stopped the fermentation of this wine early so there’s a delicate sweetness to this gentle sparkling wine. Therefore it’s not completely dry.

We found it a peachy pink shade in the glass with delicate fizz and lovely notes of strawberries and tropical fruit rising from the glass. It’s thirst quenching and has just the right amount of fruit sweetness. It’s definitely the liquid Turkish delight flavour that’s promised on the back label! $28/bottle.

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! 

Soumah Brachetto Tranquillo 2020

Let’s talk about Brachetto.

Brachetto is a north eastern Italian red grape variety which tends to produce highly aromatic, light-bodied wines.

There are only a few Australian vineyards growing and producing wine from it, including Soumah Wines in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

Soumah produce Brachetto in two ways – a slightly sparkling frizzante version and this dessert style wine – the 2020 Brachetto Tranquillo ($32).

We were kindly sent this sample bottle to try (thank you!) and decided to chill it and match it with our Christmas dessert – a pavlova wreath with plenty of fruit.

In the glass this dessert wine is a pinky peach colour with juicy notes of fresh strawberries, pears and citrus on the nose. The palate follows suit in terms of flavours. It’s got fruit sweetness but this is balanced by acidity which makes it very yummy and not sickly sweet as some might worry about being a dessert wine. Very enjoyable!

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!