Forlorn Hope Trobairises Picpoul
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Region: Calaveras County, California, United States
Grape varieties: Picpoul
Forlorn Hope Trobairises Picpoul is a small-batch white wine made from grapes grown in the Rorick Heritage Vineyard. Zippy and bright wine!
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About Forlorn Hope Trobairises Picpoul
Forlorn Hope Trobairises Picpoul is a small-batch white wine made from grapes grown in the Rorick Heritage Vineyard.
About Forlorn Hope Wines
Forlorn Hope Wines love the longshots. They love the outsiders, the lost causes, the people/projects/ideas abandoned as not having a chance in the world. They love the little guy because they’re all about tenacity, relish a challenge, and love us good tussle. Taken from the Dutch ‘verloren hoop’, meaning ‘lost troop’, Forlorn Hope was the name given to the band of soldiers who volunteered to lead the charge directly into enemy defenses. The chance of success for the Forlorn Hope was always slim, but the glory and rewards granted to survivors ensured no shortage of applicants. The wines offered by the winery are their headlong rush into the breach. Rare creatures from the limestone slopes of Rorick Heritage Vineyard, these wines are the brave advance party. Their pride and joy. Their Forlorn Hope.
About Rorick Heritage Vineyard
Forlorn Hope’s estate wines are grown on Rorick Heritage Vineyard. Located in Calaveras County, just outside of the town of Murphys in the Sierra Foothills, the site was first ranched by the Shaw family in 1844. The property was purchased by Barden Stevenot in the 1960s; he became the godfather of the modern Calaveras County winegrowers when he planted own-rooted Wente Chardonnay from 1974-76. We are grateful that several acres of these original heritage plantings still remain – they are a direct link to the first person who recognized the potential of this site’s soil and climate for winegrape cultivation. Barden eventually expanded the vineyard to its current 75 acres in 2000; Matthew Rorick purchased the property in 2013 and converted the farming to organic practices. At an elevation of 2000′, it is situated on limestone soils beneath a top layer of schist. The alpine growing season combined with limestone soils leave an indelible mark on the wines grown at RHV: beautiful aromatics, textural presence, and bright natural acidity are all hallmarks of the site.