Ochota Barrels - 2020 Surfer Rosa
"Crimson red with iridescent vibrancy is the tell tale sign of bright crunchy red fruits. The spice-infused nose lifts with lingonberries and charcuterie. The palate entry is full, but has a savoury line which is supported by a lively snappy texture reminiscent of persimmon beads and cranberries. It finishes bone dry with purposely built tannin. Serve chilled." – Taras Ocota
Certified organic, dry-grown Grenache (10%) from vines planted in 1946, and uncertified organic Pinot Noir (90%) from Piccadilly Valley (planted in 1998), handpicked in mid-February. Whole bunches were crushed and left on skins for 12 hours before pressing to stainless steel and seasoned French barriques and wild fermented. Boom.
Varietal Grenache, Pinot Noir || Region Adelaide Hills, SA || ABV 12.2% || Vol 750m