Producer wine
Soma Vines

COUNTRY :
Germany

REGION :
Rheinhessen

PRODUCTION :

Still Crossing Borders 2021 | SOMA VINES

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Daisy Merrick, formerly of Chambers Street Wines, founded Soma Vines as a import and distribution company in Berlin in 2018. In 2020 she partnered with Antoine Lucchesi, who most recently was working at Domaine Brand, to create a negociant project. They have plans to own their own vineyards in the near future. Daisy’s sister (who works in the industry here in Brooklyn) designed the labels. 

Daisy and Antoine are very grateful to their friends at Weingut Mann, who let Soma Vines use their cellar in Rheinhessen. They purchase grapes from winemaker friends in Alsace and Rheinhessen, starting in 2022 they started buying only within Germany. The purchased grapes are certified organic and some friends use biodynamic practices. All wines are native yeast fermented, unfined, unfiltered, and there is no additional SO2. Zero zero on all cuvées.

CUVÉES
Wine

Electric Pulp

Region: Reinhessen
Grape: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Some light foot stomping on the grapes, carbonic maceration over 6 days. Gentle pump over during the week of fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging: Old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Grand Crew

Region: Eckelsheim
Grape: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: This is the blending of the Crossing Borders Rosé pinot gris and the Electric Pulp pinot noir, after they’ve completed fermentation in separate tanks.
Aging: Old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Crossing Borders Rosé

Region: Eckelsheim
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Two weeks skin contact, semi carbonic and lots of remontage.
Aging: 
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Crossing Borders Pet Nat

Region: Ergersheim
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Whole bunch maceration for 4 days in tank, and then transferred into the press to finish extracting the remaining juice. Gamay skins were added to give extra color to the pinot gris. Disgorged.
Aging: 
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Golden Hour

Region: Eckelsheim
Grape: Silvaner
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Whole bunch carbonic maceration for 4 weeks. No pump over. After pressing, the juice was transferred into stainless steel to finish fermentation.
Aging: neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none