2023 Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noir

Another alluring release of Ochota Barrels' A Forest Pinot Noir, aptly named for its rustic, forest floor character.

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Amber Ochota is passionate about Pinot, and this is another excellent release of 'A Forest'.

Amber has approached this wine with the same method as Taras. As always, it's a wine made with a hands-off approach. Wild fermented, hand-plunged with a solid portion of whole bunches, gently basket-pressed into seasoned French barriques.

It's unfined and unfiltered with next-to-no sulphur added.

This is an untamed, alluring Pinot full of complexity and intrigue. Not your typical Hills Pinot and absolutely worth trying!

A strikingly floral nose of crushed petals and stems sets this liquid’s framework. Garrigue and Nordic forest undergrowth taunts damson fruit, pain d’epice and subtle peaty elements into a convincing show of rusticity. The delicate sappiness holds the taut, yet compact and textural palate in a state of flux, whilst tarry red currants and slightly meaty components enfold long with a savoury egress.

Ochota Barrels

Ochota Barrels are the epitome of rockstar wine labels.

The grungy, minimalist attitude that they have towards their wines has seen them gain huge cult status internationally as one of the most boundary-pushing winemakers in Australia. After the passing of Taras, Amber Ochota 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. 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.

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