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.