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2017 Forlorn Hope Nacre Grenache

Calaveras County, USA

Vibrant, nervy Grenache from the rock 'n roll winemaking team at Forlorn Hope.

$65.00

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About

About The Wine

Matt Rorick loves Grenache.

In his Songs From Mars Australian project, he produces a brilliant rendition from ancient vines in the Barossa Valley. It's a wine has built a crazy cult following over the last few years. Well, this is his home-grown Grenache off his rugged organic vineyard in the foothills of Sierra Nevada.

It's a pure, red-fruited expression of the variety, showing tension derived from limestone soils and an unbridelled energy from a hands-off winemaking approach.

Crisp, nervy, energetic, it's the kind of Grenache that you might see out of Australia's avant-garde. It's bloody delicious.

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

Grenache grown on Rorick Heritage Vineyard's limestone is noteworthy for its combination of pale hue, explosive aromatics, and stout grip. While the lightness of color in this wine often draws comment, it should be noted that we do not use any special approach in the cellar to limit color extraction -- this wine is not pressed off the skins early nor treated gingerly in the fermenter. The wine’s brilliant pale garnet color stems entirely from the interaction of the vine (ENTAV clone 632, a southern Rhone selection) with the limestone soils and our alpine growing season.

The fruit was hand-picked and destemmed into small open-top fermenters. The must received pigeage and/or punchdowns twice daily; fermentation lasted 21 days at which time the wine was pressed down to 500L puncheons of neutral oak. The wine was racked off of its lees at 8 months and saw a total of 12 months elevage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. As with all Forlorn Hope wines, no new oak is utilized, and nothing was added to the must or wine (no cultured yeast, ML bacteria, water, tartaric acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc) with the exception of minimal effective SO2.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 12.84%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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