Forlorn Hope Songs From Mars Black Sallad Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Mat Rorick cuts a striking image, he is equal parts Henry Rollins, Lemmy & Johnny Cash. Before COVID times Mat would split the year between his home winery in the Sierra Foothills, and in South Australia, creating some ultra crushable drops. We managed to snag a little bit of that last release as well, we also have a pretty cool international project with this crew coming out soon...
Here's the lowdown from the High Hopes gang:
Organic Sauvignon Blanc from Torrens Valley Orchard in Gumeracha (Northern end of Adelaide Hills, 400m altitude). Barrel ferment on skins for a couple of days. Elevage in seasoned barriques. No additions to the wines a part from a kiss of SO2
Pungent grassy and savoury notes that reminds of Loire Vally Sauvignon Blanc with the richness of a Californian style. Nice grip and phenolics from a few days of skin contact.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Adelaide Hills