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2018 Ochota Barrels From The North Mourvedre

Barossa Valley, SA

Early picked Barossa Mourvedre. Wild and awesome.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

The From The North Mourvedre is a dark and smoky, elusive wine.

As with all of the Spring release Ochota Barrels reds, this is a super-fine-boned version of this Rhone variety. Early picked fruit from the Barossa Valley takes on a new look for the region when in the hands of Taras Ochota.

It's built on a spindly scaffolding, it's vibrant and mid-weight yet there's flavour a-plenty. A fresher and airier version of Mourvedre that doesn't skimp on the raw attitude of the variety. It's delicious stuff.

Another string to the already colourful Ochota Barrels bow.

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 Ochota working his magic
Taras Ochota working his magic
Basket Range, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Licorice, Russian caravan tea, black forest cake and medicinal spice ooze from the glass. The exotic black cherry, Moroccan wisp and deep earthy undergrowth has a voluptuous dark aura that seduces one into a haze. The palate is long, lithe and richly winds into a sheen of finely tuned tannins that flow across the palate like being wrapped in a warm opiate soaked velvet blanket." - Taras Ochota

Additional Info

From The Producer

100% whole bunch Barossa Mataro planted on sand in 1869
Very low yield and bio-dynamically (certified) farmed
Handpicked late March
Cold soaked for about 5 days until wild yeast fermentation
Gently pigeaged on top/carbonic maceration below
12 days on skins and stalks
Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques for 3 months
Unfined and unfiltered
No additions besides 20ppm SO2 at bottling

Blend : Mourvedre (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ochota Barrels - hand made
Ochota Barrels - hand made
Basket Range, SA
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