Ochota Barrels From the North Mourvedre 2017 - Barossa Valley
Bottle size: 750ml
Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.
Love to listen to music when I taste wine, and often very loud. When MB and I taste we like the 10 hour version of ‘Gandalf Nod’ to get us in the mood. At present though, I’m listening to The Libertines ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, and in particular ‘Gunga Din’ over and over and over again. VERY LOUD. Just a bit of local colour, anyway. This wine from Mataro planted in 1869. 100% whole bunch. I see a TA of 4.9 (on the spec sheets), and I think, ‘stuff you drongo winemakers who want a TA of 7.6 in red wines…’ Onwards.
Crimson red, and a slightly milky. Loads of exotic spice, clod earth, black tea, herbs, raspberry and chocolate. Light to medium bodied, crisp but unobtrusive acidity, sappy and a bit lipsticky (though I don’t wear it so often, these days), light suede tannin, sour cherry, all that spice and perfume and herb on the finish. Not your usual Mataro, but gee, a wine of intrigue, quiet seduction and drinkability here. Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct17
Alcohol : 13.2%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2022+
Ochota Barrels is based in Lenswood, in the cool high altitude climate of Adelaide Hills. Taras and Amber Ochota conceived of Ochota Barrels as a way to produce small batch super premium single vineyard wines sourced from magnificent old vineyard sites in McLaren Vale, Barossa and Adelaide Hills. Both are accomplished winemakers who have travelled and worked in California, Italy and Sweden. In Australia Taras worked at Two Hands and Nepenthe. Their winemaking approach is minimalist. Hand harvested fruit is partially whole bunch basket pressed, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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In most instances, a case is 12 bottles, including all mixed cases. Please note that the case quantity can vary between 3-12 bottles, depending on individual wine value and packaging configuration.
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