Ochota Barrels - 2020 The Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier
"This chimeric mutation of Pinot Noir is simply about pink florals in Spring. There are elements of freshly baked vosges mountain cherry cake with an estery core dotted with fennel seed, almond meal, rhubarb and frijola. The palate drive is from crunchy whole bunch natural acidity. The Ochota trademark of tightly wound fine tannins wrapped in a core of pulsing bright red berries. Succulent with the mid palate holding length and energy.
Planted on heavy clay and granite in 1985 and farmed organically. Handpicked mid-March. Destemmed with 10% whole bunches and a few handfuls of stalks. Gentle cap submersion once a day for 15 days. Pressed to seasoned French barriques and bottled unfined and unfiltered." – Taras Ochota
Varietal Pinot Meunier || Region Adelaide Hills, SA || ABV 11.5% || Vol 750mL