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2020 Ochota Barrels Surfer Rosa Rose

Adelaide Hills, SA

Beaches, boards and tumblers at the ready - here's one of the most smashable Rosés you'll see this year.

$25.00

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About The Wine

You know summer is on it's way when Taras Ochota rocks in with his Surfer Rosa.

This is a Rosé wine made from an organically farmed block of Pinot Noir in the Adelaide Hills with a splash of Grenache from the same block as the Green Room.

Here, Taras picks the fruit a little earlier, while the berries are bristling with acid, blushed with colour from the Australian sun.

This is ready and raring to tackle any Sunday afternoon.

This wine makes you feel like grabbing a board and heading for the ocean.

It's a simple, straight-up Rosé. And sometimes, the simple things in life are the best.

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.

Winemaker Taras Ochota
Winemaker Taras Ochota
Basket Range, SA
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From The Producer

Certified organically dry grown Grenache (10%) from vines planted in 1946 and the pinot noir (90%) is D5V12 clone from Piccadilly valley planted in 1998, but not certified (cos who gives a fuck :) same same
Whole bunches crushed and left on skins for 12 hours before pressing to stainless steel and seasoned French barriques

Blend : Grenache, Pinot Noir
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Taras Ochota
Taras Ochota
Basket Range, SA
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DDS review

"This wine has traditionally been from the Green Room Vineyard, from the fringes of the site where the fruit is abundant, this is the second time that pinot noir (40% and from Adelaide Hills) is an inclusion to grenache. Pale salmon pink colour. Fruity, fresh, fruit forward, stacks of crispy crunch with a little sweeter berried fruit character in the tart tang of acidity and finishes a little sweet char to finish. Vibrant, clean and refreshing. Quite simple, but excellent in its minimalism." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

DDS review

"Crimson red with iridescent vibrancy is the tell tale sign of bright crunchy red fruits. The spice infused nose lifts with lingonberries and charcuterie. The palate entry is full, but has a savoury line which is supported by a lively snappy texture reminiscent of persimmon beads and cranberries. It finishes bone dry with purposely built tannin. Serve chilled." - Taras Ochota

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Perfect for those summer days

Very approachable and good value for the price. Keep buying this again and again. This winery never disappoints

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