Forlorn Hope Chenin Blanc Rorick Family Vineyard Forlorn Hope Chenin Blanc Rorick Family Vineyard Forlorn Hope Chenin Blanc Rorick Family Vineyard Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Forlorn Hope Wines
VarietiesChenin Blanc
Farming Practicesminimal impact
Soilsschist over vein of broken and porous, dolomite-rich limestone
Altitude2000ft
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Yeastambient
Fermentationpigeage (foot treading) before pressing / fermentation in stainless steel and neutral 400-500L puncheon / slow, 8 month fermentation
Malolacticfull
Maturation11 months in neutral oak
Sulfurminimal
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol13%
Item NoT040431
Size750ml
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Calaveras County
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Forlorn Hope Chenin Blanc Rorick Family Vineyard
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In early 2014 Matthew grafted the highest vines in the estate vineyard. He took Chenin Blanc cuttings from the Story Vineyard in Amador, the holy grail of California Chenin itself un-grafted. The extreme slope of the Chenin block in the Rorick Estate Vineyard dictates much of the yield and profile of each berry that it’s futile to take Brix and acidity measurements from just a few vines. Matthew picks the block with the intuition that the vineyard will balance itself and coalesce in the final wine.