Songs From Mars - La Scarpa 2020
Region: Barrossa Valley
Grapes: Nero d'Avola
Elegant, exciting and bright! Nori, sage, lavender on the nose yet ‘amaro/vermouth notes. Palate it’s vibrant and juicy, that makes the vino pretty dangerous….
Organic Nero d’ Avola from Greenock in the Barossa Valley. Short maceration, Gentle hand daily plunging. 6 months in old barrels. Little SO2 added at bottling but no other additions were made.
New 2020 release from Californian Winemaker Matthew Rorick, whom since 2017 has been travelling to the Barossa to craft small batches of interesting wines from interesting fruit.
Matthew's love for unloved and obscure varieties, combined with his stripped-back, bare-knuckle winemaking style have seen his small batches develop a feverish cult following in the US of A. His expertise and intuition make for a fresh take on Barossa wines.