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Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noirtext
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Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaA Forest Pinot Noir is a very apt name for this Adelaide Hills red. Clones 777, 114, 115 and D5V12 from 450-600m were native fermented separately, 85 whole bunch, and basked pressed to French barriques and one new chassin where it hung out for a few months prior to bottling. There are no additions outside of minimal SO2 at that end point. Light in hue, with wild raspberry, dusky young cherry, forest floor, sapid cranberry core, with fine, lightly grippy tannins around the sides. Acidity is crunchy and the finish is dusted with pink peppercorns. Unfined and unfiltered with intended authenticity. Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to do so.Tasted: 21 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 54.00 private wine shops Producer: Ochota BarrelsDistributors: Sur Lie
The Living Vine
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 81682