Impeccable disorder used to be darker, broodier but this vintage it is much more refined and elegant with its characteristic unusual intense rustic pinosity.
About the Wine
This is Taras's answer to Amber's Pinot Noir Home.... It's the dark to her light, the beast to her beauty.
The process is pretty simple, as Taras says, "I just take all the whole bunches, squash it up a bit, do bugger all".
The organically grown vineyard is super late ripening. Taras lets it hang out there on the vine for as long a possible. This hands-off approach gives the wine a visceral quality, it's not refined like Amber's, it feels a little wild.
Just 100 dozen produced of this gutteral and captivating Pinot Noir.
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.