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Forlorn Hope Nacré Semillon, Napa Valley California 2011/12

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Production Method Natural, Organic
Country USA American
Region California, USA
Producer Yount Mill Vineyard
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Semillon
Alcohol 11.6%


Forlorn Hope Semillon, Napa Valley California, Winemaker Mathew Rorick says of this wine "Mother of pearl, lustrous and comely, the conveyance of Aphrodite. At once austere and inspiring, this Semillon offers beauitous idiosyncracy on the half shell, rewarding equally the wild abandon of immediate gratification and patient stoicism". Nacré refers to the colour of oyster pearl. The grapes are picked early to retain freshness, and as a result are low alcohol at just 11%, with a crystalline purity and zippy acidity. A wine that will change and develop over time if you have the patience to wait for it! The grapes are destemmed and pressed, then fermented in old and neutral barrels.

The wines at Forlorn Hope made by winemaker Matthew Rorick seek to connect the thread between California's boundless viticultural potential and its diverse viticultural history. He believes strongly that wine should be made of grapes that express the terroir, and that should not be muddied by use of acid, yeasts and the like. No new barrels are used, and organic viticulture is practised.

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