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2018 Ochota Barrels The Green Room Grenache Syrah 1.5L

McLaren Vale, SA

Nervy, crunchy, almost Pinot-esque version of Grenache from Ochota Barrels.

$75.00

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About

About The Wine

The Green Room Grenache Syrah is a new look at a classic Rhone style blend. 

The Grenache from a McLaren Vale vineyard planted in 1946 is the focal point of this piece. Making up the majority of the blend (92%), most of the Grenache is whole bunch pressed with the fruit spending up to 88 days on skins.

Got a whole lotta skins. The detail here is mesmerising. 

Phenolics, clean natural acid and palate tension are the rhythm section of the wine, with floral highlights and bright fruit making up the melody and harmonics. 

This is a young, vibrant, dazzling version of McLaren Vale Grenache which just gets better every year.

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

"Lifted spice, Satsuma plum compote and a herbal thread of thyme with white pepper entwine the strikingly fragrant bouquet of bouillon.The palate entry is opulent yet nervy with medium bodied savoury, (almost Pinot like) finely grained textural components resembling pomegranate and lingonberry." - Taras Ochota

Additional Info

From The Producer

50% whole bunch
40% destemmed with stalks included
10% carbonic maceration
92% Grenache 8% Syrah (single vineyard)
Handpicked in three lots mid to late February
Cold soaked for about 4 days until wild yeast fermentation
Gently pigeaged and hand plunged
6-88 days on skins …pressing decision determined entirely by texture per fermenter
Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques for 2ish months
Unfined and unfiltered
No additions besides 20ppm so2 at bottling

Blend : Grenache (92%), Shiraz (8%)
ABV : 11.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 1.5L

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