Forlorn Hope Que Saudade California Verdelho
I've been hoarding this wine in my cellar because I love it so much, but I'm running out of room! Crisp, clean, white flowers and green grass with a serious acidity. I love this wine and the wine maker, Matthew Rorick. Passionate, honest, inclusive and unpretentious - translates directly to their wines.
The fruit was hand-picked and destemmed into small open-top fermenters. The must received pigeage and/or punchdowns twice daily; fermentation lasted 21 days at which time the wine was pressed down to 500L puncheons of neutral oak. The wine was racked off of its lees at 8 months and saw a total of 12 months elevage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. As with all Forlorn Hope wines, no new oak is utilized, and nothing was added to the must or wine (no cultured yeast, ML bacteria, water, tartaric acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc) with the exception of minimal effective SO