Located in the renowned Yarra Valley, Victoria's oldest wine region and the coolest in all of Australia, Soumah Winery ranks among the absolute summit of what Australia has to offer. The winery was founded in 1997 by Brett Butcher. This great admirer of Northern Italian wines from Piedmont, Trentino and Alto Adige as well as French Burgundy and Northern Rhone wines, discovered Yarra as the ideal location to provide an Australian answer to what he considered to be the very best wines in the world. In the cool climate of Yarra, grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Brachetto and Pinot Grigio find a second home. Even Syrah, deliberately not vinified here as Shiraz, and Viognier produce wines here that easily rival their European counterparts. Quality begins in the vineyard with the philosophy of quality over quantity consistently applied in all areas. This results in extraordinary cool-climate wines, each able to convince even the most ardent classic wine drinker and are a perfect representation of what each grape variety and its terroir has to offer. Soumah is especially renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but has also achieved the highest scores and awards with all its other wines.
Beautiful shiny, light, yellow color. This fresh, young and complex Chardonnay offers aromas of peach, melon and stone fruit accompanied by a delicate touch of butter and vanilla. The taste immediately reveals its mineral, lively and refreshing character. Pleasant and easy drinking. The finish is long and balanced. A wonderful introduction to what Yarra has to offer in terms of quality Chardonnay.
Dark purple-red color. Modern nose with lots of dark fruit such as black cherries and plums, violets, pepper and herbs, after which more smoky notes of wood, tobacco and leather come to the fore. Quite powerful style with a nice woody touch that is fully carried by the fruit. Long, intense and balanced finish. This wine will improve and harmonize after a few years in the cellar.
Beautiful, deep, dark red, shiny color. In the nose we find a lot of red and dark fruit. Red currants, cassis, ripe plums and figs neatly wrapped in a 'toasty' woody touch. Nice structured style. Shiraz provides body and ripe black fruit while Cabernet Sauvignon adds some more acidity and red fruit. Nebbiolo finishes it off and provides structure and finesse. Wonderfully long finish.
Beautiful golden yellow color. Creamy nose with lively notes of citrus and nectarine accompanied by deeper notes of toasted nuts, fresh oak, honey, vanilla and a hint of butter. Modern style of Australian Chardonnay, combining a fresh mineral character with body and complexity. The finish is also long, creamy and challenging. It's not for nothing that this range is called Equilibrio and is considered one of the best Australian Chardonnays currently available.
Light cherry red and shiny color. Complex nose in which there is much to discover. Fruity aromas of black cherries and plums, earthy impressions of mushrooms and forest floor supported by impressions of toasted oak, smoke, spices and a hint of mint. Remarkably balanced and silky smooth character. Long, noble and refined finish that once again confirms why Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs are among the best in Australia.
Deep red/purple with crimson hues, its bouquet reminds of dark red berries, nutmeg, black pepper, subtle oak and complex barrel ferment characters showing through. Mouth-filling, elegant, flavoursome, red berries, integrated oak, but above all; soft and velvety. The palate lingers well after the wine has been swallowed. The kind of flavour that true Shiraz lovers covers.
Dark purple-red color. On the nose there is a lot to discover: black and blue berries, violets, black pepper, cloves, forest floor and wonderfully toasted notes of the new oak. In the mouth, it opens nice and juicy with present but refined tannins. The taste is deep and intense. The finish is long and dry and leaves an arsenal of impressions.