Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra Rosé 2022
The 2022 Queen of the Sierra rosé was grown on the Rorick estate vineyard in Calaveras County at 2000’ elevation, featuring soils comprised of a layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone.
The fruit was hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel; fermentation was allowed to begin spontaneously with native yeast. The ferment proceeded with vigor and enthusiasm, and was completed in December following the harvest. We assembled all of the component wines in January 2023, and it was bottled unfined and unfiltered in February 2023.
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 SO2.