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