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2017 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars Black Sallad

Barossa Valley, SA

Tense and explosive Eden Valley field blend made by Cali superstar, Matt Rorick. Super limited.

$30.00

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About
We just let it do its thing - it's made as an expression of the vineyard.

Matthew Rorick, Winemaker

About The Wine

Matthew Rorick is a dab hand at bringing delicate yet energised aromatic blends to bottle from his homeland of California. Here he brings those same processes to the Barossa with dazzling results.

The Black Sallad is a co-picked and co-fermented field blend of aromatic varieties from the old and much revered Stonegarden Vineyard in the Barossa Valley.

This sees Black Frontignac combine with Riesling and some other bits and pieces to create a slatey, perfumed and mineral-charged white wine of finesse and thirst-inducing charisma.

A rock n' roll Barossa white wine if ever there was one.

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

Picked together, 1 week on skins, pressed into neutral barrique for 10 months, natural ferment, no additions except minimal sulphur.

Blend : Fronti, Riesling et. al.
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Musky lift to open, dried lavender and potpouri, a dab of honey, some lychee and lemon rind. Light, talcy, and crunchy it skates through the mouth, balanced precise and gently textural. Minerally acidity and a fine powdery grip gives definition and a little more under the hood. Crackerjack aromatic white is the take away. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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