Forlorn Hope Songs From Mars La Scarpa Nero d’Avola 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 Nero d’ Avola from Greenock in the Barossa Valley. Short maceration, Gentle hand daily plunging. 6 months in old barrels. Little SO2 added at bottling but no other additions were made.
Elegant, exciting and bright!
Nori, sage, lavender on the nose yet ‘amaro/vermouth notes. Palate it’s vibrant and juicy, that makes the vino pretty dangerous…
Grape: Nero d'Avola
Region: Barossa Valley