2017 Ochota Barrels Home... Pinot Noir

Gorgeous small batch Pinot from Amber Ochota. Just 25 dozen made.



About The Wine

This is the outlier in the Ochota Barrels range. The only wine Taras is not allowed to touch. This is Amber Ochota's baby.

When the family Doctor asked Taras if he would like the fruit from his home vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, Taras jumped at the chance. The Pinot vineyard is about the size of a tennis court, not much fruit, not much margin for error.

Amber took this as her project and makes the wine the way she wants too.

The family pick the fruit in two hours. She ferments it as 100% whole bunches with no interference except the occasional curious eye and nose.

Bottled with a whisper of sulphur and not much else, it's a pure and flighty version of Pinot Noir which is set to make you wistfully think of home.

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 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. Taras picks earlier than most as a general rule, so expect lighter, more ethereal wines with freshness and 'tension' as a motif.

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 vinous creations, no doubt.

Taras in his natural habitat
Taras in his natural habitat
Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

DDS review

It's Pinot Noir in pixie form. Strawberry and cinnamon with fresh cut flowers and their stems. It's so fine and feathery in the mouth. Pretty as a picture. Finish is long and clipped with fine tannin. Crunch of pink lady apple and redcurrant through the finish. Such a lovely sipping experience. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

This vineyard is a mix of clones taken from the Ashton Hills vineyard 20 years ago.

The size of this organically farmed vineyard is similar to that of a tennis court. Handpicked by our family in two hours. Made entirely by Amber Ochota.

100% whole bunch Basket pressed

No additions or filtering. Gravity racked to bottle. Label photo by Amber taken from her bike of a poppy field on the track to the winery in the southern Swedish town Simrishamn. This wine is all about family and enjoying slow lunches together under our hazelnut trees at home in beautiful Basket Range. Bright red lifted aromatics of exotic spices fold through cherry skin and kirsch.Feminine, elegant, and gorgeous.

308 bottles filled – no additions besides 25ppm at bottling

Blend : Pinot Noir
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml


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