2018 Ochota Barrels Control Voltage +5VOV Chardonnay

Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA

Only 50 dozen made of this pristine organically grown Chardonnay from Ochota Barrels.

$60.00

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About

About The Wine

The attention to detail in the Ochota Barrels wine studio is so clear when you see wines like this excellent Chardonnay.

The Control Voltage +5VOV Chardonnay is a wine made from a small parcel of fruit from a small, organically farmed vineyard in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. The fruit is split into two batches, each seeing a different amount of time on skins and then weekly lees stirring before being finally gently bottled with the help of gravity.

It's delicately made but incredibly powerful, the fruit absolutely singing in 2018. This is a step up in intensity from the Slint Chardonnay, a more commanding wine with a more enhanced sulphide character. It's wild and beautiful all at once.

With only 50 dozen made, this won't last long.

About Ochota Barrels

The term “rockstar winemaker” gets thrown around a lot these days but Taras Ochota, owner/purveyor of cult wine label Ochota Barrels, is the real deal.

His grungy, minimalist attitude towards his label has seen him gain huge cult status internationally as one of the most boundary pushing “conceptual” winemakers in Australia. From his home in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills, Taras and his wife Amber craft small batches of wine from surrounding vineyards in the Hills and special sites across McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.

These are highly sought after and extremely limited wines which have a pulsating energy and drive to them. Some of the country's most exciting wines, no doubt.

Taras Ochota working his magic
Taras Ochota working his magic
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Oatmeal, honey nougat, grapefruit pith, gun flint and nectarine intensity are typical characteristics of this organically farmed vineyard situated deep in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. Clone G9V7 is renowned for holding its natural acidity hence the mouth-watering line running through its spine. A rich entry with the complexity of mealy brioche and oyster shell are the layered textural elements from batonnage and measured skin contact that contribute to its almost wet pebble minerality." - Taras Ochota

93Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a wild one, and all about non-fruit flavours and texture. Chicken stock, struck match, menthol, a little honey and apple, old pineapple. Milky texture, umami flavours, lemon zest and briny sea spray, acidity is bright and ‘minerally’, the texture is very chalky. Irrepressible. Hard to rate, easy to enjoy." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Handpicked late February

2 days skin contact

Basket pressed with full solids straight to a one year old Chablis coopered puncheon and seasoned French barrique

Indigenous yeast fermentation

Full MLF

Weekly batonnage for 16 weeks

No filtering or fining

Settled and carefully gravity racked

No additions besides minimal SO2 at bottling

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 50 dozen

The one-and-only Taras Ochota
The one-and-only Taras Ochota
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
Delivery

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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