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2018 Ochota Barrels Weird Berries in Woods Gewürztraminer

Adelaide Hills, SA

Wonderfully lifted, fresh and textural Gewürz from the Adelaide Hills.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

Taras Ochota has a particular affinity with Gewürztraminer. In his wine studio, he plays with it as an accent. A splash here, some skins there. Making some of his best red wines come to life.

The  Weird Berries in the Woods is a unique offering. When asked what he does to the fruit in the winery, Taras says, “Whatever they teach you to do when making aromatic whites, I just go and do the opposite”.

The opposite works.

He wants the fruit to ripen at different times, making some of the berries ripe and juicy, some lean and crunchy. All adding a little something different to the overall 'feel'. Basket pressed, some old wood used as a fermenting vessel and as usual, the wildest of ferments.

This is wonderful Gewürz, full of character, personality and a little mystery.

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

"Lychee, tangello blossom, lavender, miya lemon and manuka honey can be detected far from the glass. A rose petal infused lemongrass entry followed by chalky, mandarin skinned texture, forming a foundation for the jasmine and ginger infused nervy acid line which finishes long and bright." - Taras Ochota

Additional Info

From The Producer

Handpicked mid February

Destemmed then 2 days on skins (6 half tonne lots)

Basket pressed with full solids to seasoned French barriques

Indigenous yeast fermentation

Weekly batonnage for 8 weeks

Carefully gravity racked

Minimal use of SO2

Blend : Gewürztraminer (100%)
ABV : 11.8%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

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