2018 Ochota Barrels Fugazi Grenache 1.5L

McLaren Vale, SA

Upsized version of Taras Ochota's much loved Fugazi Grenache - the perfect example of the unique, tension-filled style of this wonderful producer.

$90.00

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About
A delight.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Taras Ochota's wines have an air of rebellion about them - constantly challenging the status quo. He combines hands-off winemaking with a meticulous attention to detail and has been creating some of South Australia’s most interesting wines of the last few years.

His Fugazi Grenache is a wine that was ahead of its time. It set the tone for a more elegant, pure-fruited, medium-bodied style of McLaren Vale Grenache which is definitely in vogue at the moment.

The 2018 release is astoundingly complex and taut with a sense of youth and vitality. 

A Grenache with a pure heart and a rock and roll soul.

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, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A fragrant thread of wild herbs, fennel seed and charcuterie is underpinned with raspberry, violets and Asiatic spice. The taut nervous tension of compact red currents and Satsuma plum fills the mid-palate with mouth-watering red berry intensity. Finely grained tannins position this svelte, fleshy, and measured weight of forest cherries and persimmon into a long succulent and savoury finish." - Taras Ochota

95Points
The Wine Front

"Raspberry, exotic spices, pencils, earth and roses. Just medium-bodied, almost delicate, with soft and pretty red fruits threaded through with firm graphite tannin that spreads wide and carries a wave of fine spiced Grenache flavour long and true. A delight." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

5288 bottles and 300 magnums produced from 71 year old dry grown bush vines on the Blewitt Springs ridge - tiny berries and a miniscule yield.

Viticulture

Planted in 1947 on ironstone and gravel infused red clay

North facing unirrigated bush vines organically farmed

Handpicked early March

Winemaking

Cold soaked until wild yeast fermentation until dry.

Gently hand plunged.

6-80 days on skins and stalks with 80% whole bunches in half tonne fermenters.

Basket pressed to seasoned (5-10 yo) French barriques for 6 months.

Sporadic batonnage for the first 2 months.

Unfined and unfiltered and no additions besides minmimal SO2 at bottling.

Carefully gravity racked.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 1.5L

Taras Ochota
Taras Ochota
Basket Range, SA
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