2019 Forlorn Hope Ramato Pinot Gris

Adelaide Hills, SA

Rosy Italian-inspired Pinot Gris from US rockstar Matt Rorick.

$35.00

About

About The Wine

This is an Italian-inspired Romato Pinot Gris grown on the Bowyer Ridge Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

It's the perfect wine to sip poolside with a plate of antipasti. It's more of a light red or Rosé than a white or orange wine, but whichever way you categorise it, it's just flat out fantastic to drink.

It's wild fermented on skins for just over a week, then sent to barrique to finish ferment and then chill out for 10 months before Matt releases it.

If you're looking for something red-ish to knock back in the final throws of warm weather, this is just the ticket.

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. 

In 2017 Rorick dropped into the Barossa Valley to catch up with friend and colleague Jaysen Collins (Massena Wines). Some sexy old-vine fruit made itself available. Rorick couldn't resist the chance to make a couple of wines from this alien patch of earth. And so, Songs From Mars was born.

A palpable driving energy pulses through the veins of both the white and the red release. A ludicrously small production of both make these indeed rare birds of a different feather.

They will be gone before you know it. 

Rorick in his home state
Rorick in his home state
California, USA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grown on Bowyer Ridge Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, at 450 meters elevation. The ‘ramato’ style of wine has a long history in the northeastern wine growing regions of Italy, where the term ‘ramato’ was coined to denote the colour of the finished wine (‘copper’ in Italian).

Hand-picked, destemmed and fermented on skins in an open-top vat for eight days, receiving twice daily punchdowns. Pressed in a basket down to two 227L barrique, where it finished fermentation and rested for 10 months. Fermentation was achieved with native yeast, and no additions save minimal effective SO2 were added. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.40%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Matt Rorick checking his skinsy whites
Matt Rorick checking his skinsy whites
California, USA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Light, rosy, cherry pip and orange rind. A distinct amaro bitter twist and ultra refreshing acidity. So delicious. Love these more complex Gris'. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Light garnet colour. Peppery whiffs over sour cherry with light strawberry notes and a whiff of rose water. Glossy textured, quite lush in a way, but fine tannin, tactile spice and crunchy acidity does the trick. Has flesh and great texture, freshness and general sense of excitement. Whoowee, a live one! Like this. Deeeeeelicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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