An intriguing example of what can be done in warm regions at lower alcohol.
Stuart Knox (The Real Review)
About the Wine
The From The North Mourvedre is a dark and smoky, elusive wine.
It's a fine boned version of this Rhone variety, 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./p>
Another string to the already colourful Ochota Barrels bow.
About Ochota Barrels
The term “rockstar winemaker” gets thrown around a lot these days but the late Taras Ochota, owner/purveyor of cult wine label Ochota Barrels, was certainly 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. His wife, Amber, is now at the helm at her home in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. Their wines are crafted in small batches, with fruits sourced from surrounding vineyards in the Hills and special sites across McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Taras' legacy of lighter, more ethereal wines live on, 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.