2019 Forlorn Hope Kurocks Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

A vibrant unfettered Grenache from an iconic 115-year-old Barossa vineyard. Amazing value.

$35.00

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About
I wanted this to be connected to the Barossa, but in the style I like.

Matthew Rorick, Winemaker

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. 

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

From The Producer

Sourced from a 115 year old block in the Eden Valley’s Stonegarden Vineyard. The 2019 Kurocks was given a vigorous pigeage upon arrival at the winery in order to break up the clusters -- 100% stems were included in the fermentation, but it was not carbonically macerated. The wine was on the skins and stems for a total of 11 days, after which it was basket pressed down to one 475L and one 300L puncheon 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 : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 12.90%
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

One sniff and your head snaps back. Seductive red fruits, choc-dipped cherries, a lift of something almost like traditional Turkish delight. There's some meat and dried herbs in the mix to. Such a wonderful thing to sit and sniff. The palate is cool and soft. Clarity and precision. White pepper lift. Killer. All the generosity of the Barossa nursed into a fine frame. Red and black fruit. Dark chocolate. It's all good. It's all very, very good. - Different Drop Wine Team

96Points
The Wine Front

"Hazy garnet colour. Has that cola and sarsaparilla thing going on. Mixed spice, earthy notes, sour cherry vim and vigour, powdery web of superb tannins, exceptional length of flavour, ribbons of flavour and texture extending long and far. Has that almost unfiltered pinosity thing going on. Absolutely fantastic." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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