2017 Ochota Barrels Kids Of The Black Hole Riesling

Adelaide Hills, SA

A lightning strike Riesling delivered by Taras Ochota


Textural mouth-feel rolls forth and wide to envelope a mineral, yet citrus infused succulent palate that seems to never end.

Taras Ochota, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

The mysteriously named "Kids of the Black Hole" is a Riesling with charisma oozing from every vinous pore.

The fruit is sourced from a unique vineyard high in the Adelaide Hills. According to Taras, it was hand-picked in the "window where mouth-watering natural acidity is in perfect balance...".

There are no tricks in the winemaking, it's clean and pure with the signature Ochota Barrels attack in the mouth. It comes as no surprise if you've tried his Gewurz but the man knows his way around an aromatic white.

Only 172 dozen made. Jump on this while you can.

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

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Transcendental. A nose of clarity, purity and an ineffable subtlety. No lime in these parts. Think rock, florals, mineral, slate. Ironstone, too. The label says so. Immaculate farming and sensitive winemaking meld effortlessly. This thirst-quencher boasts the dangerous drinkability of Txakoli. Long, too, across a laser of energy. This is exceptional!" - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

DDS review

"Imagine the divine smell of rubbing tangerine rind, kaffir lime leaves and elderflower petals in your hands…..these ethereal characteristics dominate the aromatic profile of this sublime variety. One single acre planted on an iron stone infused peak, deep in the Adelaide hills. Picked at that window where mouth-watering natural acidity is in perfect balance with the density of cool climate Riesling planted on stone. Textural mouth-feel rolls forth and wide to envelope a mineral, yet citrus infused succulent palate that seems to never end." - Taras Ochota

Additional Info

From the Producer

Handpicked late February

Basket pressed with full solids to stainless steel

Indigenous yeast fermentation

No MLF so filtered

No fining

Settled and carefully gravity racked

No additions besides minimal SO2 at bottling

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.1
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 172 dozen

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

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