2017 Ochota Barrels The Heckler Pinot Meunier

Piccadilly, Adelaide Hills, SA

Just two barrels made of a single vineyard Pinot Meunier from Ochota Barrels.



About the Wine

This is the first ever release of a Pinot Meunier from Taras Ochota.

A small vineyard in Piccadilly that was planted 30 years ago has yielded "something very special" in the 2017 vintage, according to Taras.

No whole bunches, no wild stalkiness, no new oak - just an articulate, fruit-driven expression of Pinot Meunier which will not be around long.

Only two barrels made.

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

DDS review

Crazy floral top notes, cherry, strawberry and bergamot tea. It's so light and delicate but with long piercing flavour and amazing drive for something so light in weight. Tannin is chiselled and toned with an edge of crunchy flint. Cuts a mean line, this does. Such a cool and charismatic wine. Compelling and delightful.

Additional Info

From the Producer

30 year old Piccadilly Valley meuniere destemmed, wild fermented for 6 days then pressed to two 8 year old seasoned french barriques this year made something very special. Enjoy.

Blend : Pinot Meunier (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml


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