2015
Ochota Barrels
'A Forest'
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

2015
Ochota Barrels
'A Forest'
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Where the rest of the Ochota Barrels’ wines are single vineyard wines, this is composed of two sites and two clones high in the Hills. Dijon 777 comes from the Ashton sub-district at 1,800 feet and 115 & 114 from Carey Gully at 2,000 feet. The clones were entirely whole bunch fermented separately without the use of any additives. The barrels were sporadically rolled and stirred up for the first three months and after ten months total the wine was carefully basket pressed and gravity racked to tank, then bottle. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Spicy sappy and alluring this has a mix of black cherry and redder suits on the nose with a cooler foresty edge of bracken and leafy notes, gently savory and earthy too. The palate has a smooth and supple feel with a vibrant and silky core of bright red cherry flavor; fresh, pure and delicious. The best A Forest to date.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Two sites in the Adelaide Hills
  • Vine Age: Average: 30 years old
  • Clones: Dijon 114, 115, & 777
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Varied: Predominantly Shallow/Fractured Clay over Limestone
  • TA: 5.1 grams per liter
  • pH: 3.74
  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • Oak: 10 months in French barrique (11% new - 89% neutral)
  • Production: 224 cases
Winery & Regional Information
ADELAIDE HILLS

The Adelaide Hills is Australia's most vibrant cool climate wine region. The region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately 70km long, the highest vineyards are sited between 1,900 and 2,200 feet altitude in areas such as Crafers, Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully. Learn More »

OCHOTA BARRELS

ADELAIDE HILLS

The Ochota Barrels tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after traveling some of the world’s best wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make super premium wines back home in South Australia. The concept was to concentrate on the zenith variety of Mclaren Vale (Grenache) and the Barossa Valley (Shiraz), find an exceptional old vineyard site in each region and create plush, small batch, single vineyard wines. With the winery situated in Lenswood, and steep, high altutude, cool climate, north facing... Learn More »

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