2017
Ochota Barrels
'Texture Like Sun'
Adelaide Hills

2017
Ochota Barrels
'Texture Like Sun'
Adelaide Hills

The label may be completely illegible with its utterly lurid and almost painful yellow label. “That’s the idea”, says winemaker Taras Ochota. “It’s something in a clear bottle, nothing to hide, yummy”. It’s 50% destemmed and 50% whole berry (with a lot of solids) Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Mourvedre, Pinot Meunier, Gewurtztraminer, Fragola, Riesling & Chardonnay. This wine is all about carefully blending the nine varieties to achieve a wine that is basically and simply…delicious! The varieties are partially co-fermented and some lots kept separate before being basket pressed to stainless steel where it rests for a few months. ‘Texture like sun’ are words extracted from the song ‘Golden Brown’ by The Stranglers. “We had it play at our wedding”, offers Taras.

Red forest fruits, spice, white pepper and peat float around an undercurrent of roasted meats. The palate is lusciously red and supple then gives way to finely shaped tannins that are swept up by a wash of damson, cigar box, and cassis. Long, fleshy and so very drinkable.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir - Grenache - Gamay - Mourvèdre - Pinot Meunier - Gewurtztraminer - Fragola - Riesling - Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2017
  • TA: 4.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.69
  • Alcohol: 12.1%
  • Harvest Date: Late February 2017
  • Oak: 6 months in Stainless Steel
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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