Soto Vino is a team of brothers Christian and Dominic Soto. The two are originally from Castroville TX (the little Alsace of Texas) west of San Antonio. Together they make low-intervention wine in the downtown Austin area at The Austin Winery on 440 e. St. Elmo road from grapes grown only in Texas vineyards. They specialize in making wines that are approachable, light and easy to drink. "Making wine is like making art, no two vintages should be the same just like no two original paintings would be the same. We want the grapes to speak for themseleves without altering their natural expression."
Palate:Medium, refreshing “lemonade stand” body, medium plus “sour hard candy” acid, medium (perfect) alcohol.Juicy Tangelo with a little dollop of vanilla creamDusty “Tang” powder tannin with a slight limestone grip Nectar of white Easter Lily
(wine profile courtesy of -Max Puglisi of @Winerack_Soundtrack )
Fangs is our take on Piquette. A carbonated beverage made from rehydrated Mourvèdre and Albariño skins refermented with apple juice. At 5.5% alcohol it's an easy drinking, light and bubbly juice for any occasion. give it a shot!
Notes: Botany, sex wax, strawberry bud hard candies, pond reeds.
we wanted to make a fun wine this year for Beaujolais Nouveau day and got this slammer ready right in time for the holidays. This light red was made from Mourvedre grapes using carbonic maceration. it was then crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where it finsihed fermentation and chilled out until it was ready for bottling. with the help of our friend Kat Cadena we came up with a label that plays off of 21 savage's "issa" album cover which reflects the wild wine in the bottle. Sauvage is a French term meaning wild, natural or savage which is perfectly fitting. This is 100% glou glou. Grab a bottle and make a party out of it.
Tasting notes: street walkin' tannins, peach dribbles and persimmon dust in solar wind
like waking up in a historic hotel in the mountains, homemade candied orange slices are resting on the freshly laundered pillow next to you. A contintental breakfast awaits downstirs featuring peach and persimmon tarts, solar dust particles, orange tang, and the neighbors you shared a wall with last night. your BnB host just pressed play on the only 8-track she keeps around, and now Eddie Rabbit's Driving My Life Away is blaring in the dining room. The only question left is which direction to go after you finish breakfast; Vegas or Malibu?
NOTES: ORANGE SLUSHY, SONIC STRAWBERRIES, LEMONS AND LIMES
"PULL BACK THE CRUSHED RED VELVET CURTAIN AND IMAGINE WITNESSING THE BIRTH OF A NEW UNIVERSE AS IT EXPLODES OUT OF A CORNUCOPIA, SPILLING OUT CITRUS OF UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS; ORANGES, TANGERINES, LEMONS, AND OTHER BERRY FRUITS FLOUR ELLIPTICALLY PAST YOU IN ZERO GRAVITY. OR MAYBE YOURE JUST HALLUCINATING FROM THE 64OZ CITRON SLUSHY YOU SLAMMED ON YOUR SEARCH FOR A BEACH IN CENTRAL TEXAS."
NOTES: A DUST PARTICLE ON A RAY OF SUNBEAM FLOATING IN THE THIN ATMOSPHERE OF MARS
“I’LL LEAVE IT UP TO THE POETIC WISDOM OF ITALIAN PHYSICIST, PHILOSOPHER AND STARGAZER, GALILEO GALILEI TO DESCRIBE THIS TEMPRANILLO AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLEND: “WINE IS SUNLIGHT, HELD TOGETHER BY WATER”. NOW LET’S RIDE THAT SUNLIGHT LIKE THE DUST PARTICIPLES WE’RE MADE OF AGAINST THE FRIGID DEPTHS OF SPACE AND BLARING SOLAR WINDS TO MEET THE NEXT FIRMAMENT OF LIFE ON MARS, COWBOY-STYLE.”
ROSÉ. SKIN-FERMENTED ALBARIÑO, BARREL-FERMENTED PICPOUL BLANC, CARBONIC GRENACHE. 4MOS IN NEUTRAL FRENCH OAK BARREL
ONE ELM VINEYARD
TEXAS HIGH PLAINS
NOTES: THE SMELL OF A LIGHTNING STORM, POMEGRANATE, UNIDENTIFIED CITRUS FRUIT
“ANCIENT GREEKS REVERED THE POMEGRANATE FRUIT, LINKING IT TO THE UNION OF HADES AND PERSEPHONE. THIS MARRIAGE–WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE–WOULD HAVE OCCURRED UNDER A WATERFALL OF POMEGRANATE JUICE, HALF EATEN PEACHES, ELECTRIC FIGS, LIGHTNING BOLTS, AND STRANGE CITRUS NOT EVEN POMONA HERSELF COULD IDENTIFY. AND OF COURSE, SOTO’S DESERT TRIP ROSÉ WOULD BE THE DRIVING FORCE OF THIS DELICIOUS DOWNPOUR. FLOWING FROM FOUNTAINS INTO BEJEWELED GOBLETS TYPICALLY USED ONLY TO CHEERS NEW GROWTH IN SPRING, BUT SOMETHING TELLS ME HADES WOULD ALSO DUST THEM OFF FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, SUCH AS THE RELEASE OF A VINTNER’S FIRST WINE. “