About The Wine
The Green Room Grenache is a fresh look this variety from cult producer, Ochota Barrels.
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 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.