2013 Forlorn Hope Nacre Semillon

Napa Valley, USA

Hunter Valley-inspired Nappa Valley Semillon released after five year in bottle.

$50.00

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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.

Matt Rorick & Danielle Shehab
Matt Rorick & Danielle Shehab
California, USA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grown in the heart of the Napa Valley, just north of the town of Yountville, by the Hoxsey family. Planted in the 1950s by Andy Hoxsey and his father; the soils are a mix of alluvial loam, river cobble, and volcanic. The vines are organically tended and dry farmed.

The fruit for our 2013 Nacré was hand-picked and pressed whole cluster, and underwent spontaneous/native fermentation in stainless steel. Racked off lees at the completion of ferment, the wine was bottled in June of 2014 in order to allow the significant portion of the wine’s aging and development to occur under cork. To this end, it was aged five years in bottle prior to its release in the winter of 2019.

The Nacré is produced in the same fashion as the Sémillons of Australia’s Hunter Valley and is capable of decades of aging. The wine bears the name Nacré -- meaning mother-of-pearl -- as a testament to its affinity for pairing with oysters. Crisp, racy and focused, with layer upon layer of flavor that opens up with decantation.

Blend : Semillon (100%)
ABV : 11
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Matt & Danielle in the vineyard
Matt & Danielle in the vineyard
California, USA
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