'The Fugazi Vineyard'
The Fugazi Vineyard was allegedly named from a quirk – the post-hardcore punk band Fugazi was playing on Taras and Amber’s car stereo as they arrived at the vineyard, which sits on a rise between the Onkaparinga River Gorge and Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. The grapes are handpicked and undergo a 7-day cold soak. 80% whole-cluster fermentation occurs naturally without inoculation and the juice spends 80 days on skins! This is a pure expression of Grenache, checking in at a modest 13.8% alcohol.
That perfume. So much, so pretty, so floral. Rose petals, potpourri, raspberry, maraschino cherry. Glossy feel in the palate but dusted with fine spice, alpine herbs and a light chalkiness. Knife edge tension of gently sweet fruit, slender tannin and cranberry-like acidity. So very delicate, refreshing, fine and light, finishing with gentle building pucker. It’s got a pinosity of sorts, and feels frisky and so very refreshing to drink. Killer.
- Region: McLaren Vale - Blewitt Springs Subzone
- Varietal: 100% Grenache
- Vintage: 2015
- Vineyard: The Fugazi Vineyard
- Vine Age: 68 years old
- Yield: 1.7 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Ironstone & Gravel infused Red Clay
- TA: 5.9 grams per liter
- pH: 3.44
- Alcohol: 13.8%
- Skin Contact: 80 days
- Oak: 6 months in seasoned French barriques
- Production: 380 cases
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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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