2015
Ochota Barrels
'The Slint Vineyard'
Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

2015
Ochota Barrels
'The Slint Vineyard'
Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

‘The Slint Vineyard’ is located in the true cool-climate reaches of the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard sits at a true north aspect at roughly 1,800 feet in elevation. The soil is composed primarily of fractured rocky ironstone with quartz deposits throughout. The grapes are hand harvested at night and basketpressed with solids to 50% new French barrique. The juice settles and is wild yeast fermented over a long period of time with weekly battonage for six months. ML is blocked by moving the barrels to a cooler part of the cellar thus retaining bright acidity with richness from the battonage. A really beautiful expression of this noble of noble varieties.

A tightly wound cool-climate chardonnay which leads with mouth-watering grapefruit and nectarine. Mealy granny smith apples and a fine tuning of nougat and honeysuckle spice sets the foundation for the almost nettle like svelte texture. Aromatically evolving between gun flint, bee’s wax and Meyer lemon rind. The palate is taut and precise, and finishes long with powerful elegance.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: The Slint Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 15 years old
  • Yield: 1.4 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Rocky Quartz & Ironstone
  • Residual Sugar: 8 grams per liter
  • Oak: 10 months in French barrique (50% new)
  • Production: 75 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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