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Ochota Barrels, +5VOV Chardonnay 2015

 
Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide hills
Type: White
Producer: Ochota barrels
Grape: Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 13%

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Winemaker Taras Ochota explains the name, saying it is taken from 'the back of my 1960s bass amp I used in my misspent youth playing in punk bands. It was such a simple less-is-more image which represents going back to basics, no fancy stuff, just old-school winemaking from an insane Basket Range vineyard.


Tasting Notes

'Organically grown, picked early for that electric natural acidity, a few daze [sic] in skins, indigenous ferment in older French oak with stacks of bâtonnage which is a relaxing therapeutic process post vintage to ensure bone dryness but also an excuse to listen to records in my cellar and seem somewhat productive.'


Press Note:

"Strongly mineral, stony and steely. Dry and fibrous and really fragrant – beautiful oak integration and subtle saline character on the finish. Restrained yet full of flavour. Proof that Australian Chardonnay is alive and well." 17.5pts, jancisrobinson.com

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