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Ochota Barrels Home... Pinot Noir
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17¼/20

Ochota Barrels Home... Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaAfter making it through the impressive / annoying two layers and colours of wax (so pretty though), this incredibly spicy, tight and characterful pinot opens. Tomato plant, wild herbs (chervil, tarragon, parsley, chives), rhubarb, cranberry, medicinal anise, white cherry buoy from this bright and lifted red, crunchy with acidity and alive. As the wine opens, more tart red fruit shines, along with a lovely gentle earthy scent. Quite memorable. This was made entirely by Amber Ochota, down to the photo of the poppy field she shot while cycling that adorns the label. This tiny organically farmed vineyard is a mix of clones, was handpicked by the family in under 2 hours, and whole bunch native fermented, basked pressed, and bottled without any additions or filtering. 298 bottles.Tasted: 21 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 103.00 private wine shops Producer: Ochota BarrelsDistributors: Sur Lie
The Living Vine
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 81664