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