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2017
Ochota Barrels
'The Green Room'
McLaren Vale

2017
Ochota Barrels
'The Green Room'
McLaren Vale

The term ‘The Green Room’ refers to a performer (or wine in this case) that is not quite ready for the big stage. While this offering may not be the most well-known of Taras’ wines, it will soon see its time on stage. It is made in a very approachable and slurpable style, yet a wine that pleases the other senses as much as the palate. This wine is all about coiled tension. 92% Grenache and 8% Syrah, handpicked early the morning from three sites in the western reaches of the Vale, the grapes were cold soaked for four days (85% whole bunch) until fermentation occurred spontaneously. The juice spent 6-88 days on skins with frequent pigeage. After the ferment ceased, it was basket pressed to neutral barrels for 2 months of aging. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2.

Lifted spice, Satsuma plum compote and a herbal thread of thyme with white pepper entwine the strikingly fragrant bouquet of bouillon. The palate is opulent yet nervy with medium bodied savory, finely grained textural components resembling pomegranate and lingonberry.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 92% Grenache - 8% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vineyard: The Green Room Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 71 years old
  • Soil Type: Red loamy clay with ironstone over deep limestone
  • TA: 5.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.71
  • Alcohol: 11.7%
  • Harvest Date: Mid-Late February
  • Skin Contact: 6-88 days on skins
  • Oak: 2 months in French barriques
  • Production: 400 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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