The Forlorn Hope crew continues their Australian winemaking forays, new labels, new life, new stuff going on. This is from last years work, this years hampered by low fruit volume, but we will see 2020 wine from them. Great project. I like their take on Australian wine landscape from an outsiders perspective - though outsiders is loosely said as they get about in Port Power jerseys (oh dear...) and use the word 'drongo' a lot.
From the Stonegarden Vineyard comes this true, white field blend (white muscat, brown muscat, frontignac, crouchen, verdelho, sauvignon blanc, mataro). It sees seven days of skin contact. Magic. Orange-golden colour. Like. Super attractive scents of ripe stone fruits, pot pourri, mandarin, light clove and faint herbal scents. Juicy, plump and soft in the palate, a funky edge, whatever that is, some richness of fruit flavours coupled to dry herb, chalky-powdery tannin webs and cooling acidity underlying. A generous wine, luscious in a way, but refreshing too. Great thing. - winefront.com.au