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Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun
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Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun 2018

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaYes, i'm a messy colourblind, but this white on brilliant yellow label hurt my eyes with its illegibility. Thankfully for me, I'm not alone, and according to Taras Ochota, that's the point. This crazy red meets white is a blend of partially cofermented Adelaide Hills pinot noir, grenache, gamay, mourvedre, pinot meunier, gewurtztraminer, fragola, riesling and chardonnay, 50/50 destemmed / whole berry, all basket pressed to stainless for a short four month stint, and then bottled with minimal sulphur and no fining or filtration. Wild strawberry, herbal raspberry, sapid plum fills this cloudy, light crimson glass. Acidity is bouyant and tannins are slight, with a gorgeous white pepper infiltrating the light body. Charming; chill, chug, copiously. I only wish it were half the price on this market, so I could.Tasted: 06 January 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 42.00 private wine shops Producer: Ochota BarrelsDistributors: Sur Lie
Blend: Pinot Noir - Grenache - Gamay - Mourvedre - Pinot Meunier - Gewurtztraminer - Fragola - Riesling - ChardonnayCSPC: 217343