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2018 Ochota Barrels Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier

Adelaide Hills, SA

A new addition to the Ochota Barrels stable. Pixie-like Pinot Meunier - dainty and delicious!

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

Here's a brand new wine in the Ochota Barrels fold.

This is a small batch of Pinot Meunier from the Adelaide Hills. Named for a punk band Taras once toured with in his previous life, it's as light and feathery as anything that's come out of the Ochota Barrels stable to date. 

It's all ruby grapefruit, white strawberry, a light crunch of tannin. A more ethereal version of the variety would be hard to find.

This new animal in the Ochota kingdom won't be available for long. 

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

"This chimeric mutation of pinot noir is simply about pink florals in spring. There are elements of freshly baked vosges mountain cherry cake with an estery core dotted with fennel seed, almond meal, rhubarb and frijola. The palate drive is from crunchy whole bunch natural acidity. The ochota trademark of tightly wound fine tannins wrapped in a core of pulsing bright red berries. Succulent with the mid palate holding length and energy." - Taras Ochota

Additional Info

From The Producer

Handpicked mid March
Half carbonic maceration for a lunar cycle : Half whole bunch for 6 days
Gentle cap submersion once a day on whole bunch component
Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques
Unfined and unfiltered
No additions besides 20ppm so2 at bottling

Blend : Pinot Meunier (100%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024

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