Ochota Barrels - 2020 Texture Like Sun Sector Red
"An Adelaide Hills blend of Pinot Noir (76%), Pinot Meunier (12%), Gewurtztraminer (8%), Syrah (4%). This wine is all about carefully blending specific barriques to achieve a wine that is basically and simply ... delicious! Hence the yellow label you can't really read in dim light. Red forest fruits, spice, white pepper and peat float around an undercurrent of roasted meats. The palate entry 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 bright.
Grapes were handpicked throughout February and early March. 100% whole bunch ferments, except for the gerwurtz component which are the pressings barrels from weird berries in the woods. Cold soaked for a few days until wild yeast fermentation in separate vessels. Gently hand-plunged. Basket pressed to old French barriques, bottled unfined and unfiltered." – Taras Ochota
Varietal Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Gewurtztraminer, Syrah || Region Adelaide Hills, SA || ABV 12.1% || Vol 750mL