2020 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars Black Sallad Sauvignon Rock

Tense and explosive Adelaide Hills amber Sauvignon Blanc made by Cali superstar, Matt Rorick. Super limited.
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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 South Australia with dazzling results.

The Black Sallad is Adelaide Hills Sauvignon fermented on skins for 48 hours on old oak barrels..

It's a vibrant, aromatic and mineral-charged orange wine of finesse and thirst-inducing charisma.

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

Organic Sauvignon Blanc from Torrens Valley Orchard in Gumeracha (Northern end of Adelaide Hills, 400m altitude). Barrel ferment on skins for a couple of days. Elevage in seasoned barriques. No additions to the wines a part from a kiss of SO2 Pungent grassy and savoury notes that reminds of Loire Vally Sauvignon Blanc with the richness of a Californian style. Nice grip and phenolics from a few days of skin contact.

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV: 12.60%
Closure: 750ml
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Martin B.
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    5 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Provocative and Rewarding

    Intriguing orange colour looks a bit like flat Fanta (in good way)

    The nose fizzes it moves around chameleon like as it warms up in the glass but includes Turkish Delight Honey, Dried Flowers. Utterly perfumed you get the sense it could at any point in time smell like whoever happens to be drinking it's favourite things.

    Tastes like sucking stones but very well flavoured stones and a very unique flavour profile - for me there is lot of background musk but balanced by a completely dry long and clean finish. Hard to compare it with anything because it is so different. But certainly leaves you wanting more.

    I've never heard of the label, the wine or Matthew Rorick before but I will certainly be looking our for any or all of them in the future.

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    John A.
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    5 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pours a deep amber orange and the aroma? Wow.

    Loaded with complex and interesting aromas. From crisp red apple to lychee and honeyed florals.

    In the mouth it's huge yet super smooth.

    I daresay the mouthfeel has hints of a smooth single malt.


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