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Forlorn Hope

Forlorn Hope Grenache Estate 2018


no added sulfur

Country: USA

Region: Sierra Foothills

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Grenache

Grown on the Rorick estate vineyard in Calaveras County, on soils comprised of a layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone. The combination of limestone, 2000' elevation, and cold nights of the Sierras produce fruit with depth, texture, and brilliant natural acidity; minimal handling in the winery allows for an honest and pure expression of site and variety to shine through.

The fruit was hand-picked and destemmed into small open-top fermenters. Fermentation lasted 21 days at which time the wine was pressed down to 500L puncheons and 227L barriques of neutral oak. The wine was racked off of its lees at 14 months and saw a total of 16 months elevage.

A fresh and lively Grenache with a very pale hue. Explosive aromatics, tart acid, crunchy red fruits (pomegranate, freeze-dried raspberries), strawberry jam, black olive brine and rosemary.