I wanted this to be connected to the Barossa, but in the style I like.
About The Wine
The wines from the hands of Matthew Rorick have a V8 engine in a sports car frame.
His second foray into the world of Barossa Valley reds has produced a red wine of raw magnetism. This is old vine Grenache from old dry-grown vines - this is the essence of the Barossa Valley mainlined through one of the USA's cult winemaking stars.
There's a deftness to the wine. It's tight and bright and crunchy, Barossan fruit with an energy that tugs you back to the glass.
The asking price is ludicrous. Jump quick if you want to catch this rare bird before it flies the coup.
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.