Ochota Barrels - 2020 Where’s the Pope? Syrah

"Clove and spiced blood orange basted in the elaborate flavours rustic bouillon. There is an ebb and flow of white sage, peppercorn and bay leaf, but ultimately this potion is awash with lashings of freshly picked finger-staining dewberry, raspberry coulis, black forest cherries and suede (yes ... suede!!). Keep that mind alive pussysausage. All the while a composition of plush supple turkish coffee grind-like tannins softly poise themselves with embrace, anchored in red line acidity. He in that unmistakable savoury finish in a tailored suit; she the epitome of supple yet vivacious nervous energy. They held hands ... and fell into it ... like a daydream ... or a fever ... the sky was on fire ... hallucinogen chromatic ... kiss me ... you’re beautiful. (This was written when I was high drinking a bottle of this wine).

Tiny berries on loose bunches from vines planted on a hill of schist in 1996. This is the same vineyard the Green Room Grenache comes from, so certified organic and this year the vineyard was not sprayed at all. Nuts! Handpicked early February. 100% whole bunch, gently pigeaged day 1 then very gentle hand cap soaking. Cold soaked for a few daze days until wild yeast fermentation in separate half tonne vessels. Short ferments. Basket pressed to old French barriques. Unfined and unfiltered" – Taras Ochota

Varietal Syrah || Region Adelaide Hills, SA || ABV 12.1% || Vol 750ml