About The Wine
'Nacre' is the French term for Mother of Pearl, a reference to the oysters you should be consuming alongside a glass of this wine.
It's Nappa Valley Semillon produced ala Hunter Valley in style. Matt Rorick picks it early, gets into bottle while it's fresh as a daisy and ages it in bottle for five years before release. This ageing allows the wine to releax and unfurl. The racy acidity of youth settles down, piercing citrus gives way to toasty, honeyed characters, and the wine puts on a little flesh during this process.
For the amount of time and care put into this wine from the other side of the planet, it's ridiculous value. If you're a Hunter Semillon fan, you need to give this a look!
About Forlorn Hope
Matthew Rorick is one of California's rockabilly winemaking superstars.
His love for the unloved and obscure varieties dotted around his homeland combined with his stripped-back, bare-knuckle winemaking style have seen his small batches of 'Rare Creatures' develop a feverish cult following in the US of A.
These rogue wines of California are some of the most exciting in the state. The Queen Of The Sierra Estate wines are grown on Matt Rorick's garden of Eden Heritage vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. The fruit is farmed without chemicals, the wines re untinkered-with aside from a dash of SO2.
Want rockabilly wine made with real heart and soul? You've found it.