Songs From Mars - Black Sallad 2020
Region: Adelaide Hills
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Pungent grassy and savoury notes that reminds of Loire Vally Sauvignon Blanc with the richness of a Californian style. Nice grip and phenolics from a few days of skin contact.
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, sourced from both Barossa and the surrounding area.
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 refreshing take on the characteristic styles of Barossa and the Hills.
Organic Sauvignon Blanc from Torrens Valley Orchard in Gumeracha (Northern end of Adelaide Hills, 400m altitude). Barrel ferment on skins for a couple of days. Elevage in seasoned barriques. No additions to the wines a part from a kiss of SO2