Ochota Barrels 'The Fugazi Vineyard' Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia 2017
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Ochota Barrels 'The Fugazi Vineyard' Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia 2017
Ochota Barrels 'The Fugazi Vineyard' Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia 2017

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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 most amazing wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make beautiful holistic wines back home in South Australia.

After a mis-spent youth playing a rickenbakker bass in various punk bands, Taras became an Oenology graduate from Adelaide University, developing his craft in numerous vineyards and cellars around the world to then settle with Amber on 9.6 steep gorgeous acres tucked away, deep in the Basket Range of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Before this Taras worked as the European Flying Winemaker Consultant, concentrating on the Italian regions, Puglia, Abruzzo Sicily and further,  for the Swedish wine importing company Oenoforos.

California was also a regular vintage destination, making wines with producers such as Kunin, Bonnacorsi, Arcadian, Schrader, Outpost and the famous Hitching Post’s label, Hartley-Ostini, from the movie ‘Sideways’.

Amber’s wine experience ranges from vintages in Italy, vineyard development and cellar door sales in the Adelaide Hills and coordinating production and wine analysis for Nordic Sea Winery in southern Sweden.

Grapes are sourced from the Fugazi vineyard, planted with 66 year-old dry farmed bush vines on the Blewitt Springs ridge. Berries are tiny and yields are miniscule. Soils are ironstone and gravel infused red clay.

Grapes are handpicked at dawn and undergo a cold soak before fermenting naturally with gentle hand plunging. Wine spends 90 days on skins with 80% whole bunches, and is then basket pressed and transferred to seasoned barriques for 6 months (with sporadic batonnage for the first 2 months). Wine is bottled unfined and unfilteterd, with minimal additions of sulphur.

Varieties: 100% Grenache

Tasting Notes: A fragrant thread of wild herbs, fennel seed and charcuterie is underpinned with raspberry, violets and Asian spice. Finely grained tannins a long, succulent, and savoury finish. A very pure expression of Grenache.

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