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.