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Showing posts with label Ochota Barrels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ochota Barrels. Show all posts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2014 Ochota Barrels 'Fugazi Vineyard' Grenache


Sourced from 66 year old dry grown bush vines in Mclaren Vale. The vineyard takes it's name after a post-hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C. A large addition of whole bunches (70%), this wine spent 82 days on it's skins prior to six months in old oak barrels. 

Another fantastically aromatic wine from Ochota with heaps of fresh, bright cherry and raspberry aromas. Fresh and juicy, yet textural and complex palate offers more red fruits with some spice and white pepper.

Price:     $40
Source:  Wine Emporium
Varietal: Grenache
Tasted:  January 2015
Rating:   94
Website: http://www.ochotabarrels.com/




Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 Ochota Barrels Green Room Grenache Syrah


Ochota Barrels are producing some of my favorite wines in Australia at the moment. Winemaker Taras Ochota has previously worked at Murray Street Vineyards and Two Hands in the Barossa Valley, as well as Nepenthe in Adelaide Hills. In more recent years he has been working as a fly in wine maker in Italy, as well as making some beautiful and interesting Australian wines, such as this.

This wine is predominantly grenache at 88 percent, with the remainder of the wine being syrah. All fruit is sourced from old vines grown on dry loamy red clay, delivering great fruit intensity. There was a large percentage of whole bunch (grapes along with stems) used in this wine, which adds some interest and depth.

I get lots of bright red fruit cherry fruit and aromas that remind me more of a grenache heavy Rioja than any other Australian grenache I've had. Nice chalky tannins and great length. The thing that really stands out to me in this wine is the purity of the fruit. The low levels of oak allow you to really taste just how good the Grenache fruit really is.

I shared this at a friends Birthday and it was an absolute hit. A crowd pleaser, for sure.

Price:     $39
Source:  Craft Red Hill
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah
Tasted:  December 2014
Rating:   95