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Ochota Barrels Weird Berries in the Woods Gewurztraminer 2017

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Not your typical Gewurz! A few hours on skins, wild fermented and lees stirring creating a aromatic, bright wine with so much to offer. It still has the pretty Turkish delight nose, typical of Gew, but with a lively fresh palate with good acidity – not downed in alcoholic viscosity like so many. A new way to drink aromatic wines. Get excited! Extremely Limited. - Chris L


Winery Note:

Lychee, tangello blossom, lavender, miya lemon and manuka honey can be detected far from the glass.


A rose petal infused lemongrass entry followed by chalky, mandarin skinned texture, forming a foundation for the jasmine and ginger infused nervy acid line which finishes long and bright.


pH – 3.44        T.A. – 5.1         Alc.- 12.4%


Handpicked early February


Destemmed and then 2 days on skins


Basket pressed with full solids to seasoned French barriques


Indigenous yeast fermentation


Weekly batonnage for 7 weeks til bone dry


Carefully gravity racked when settled


Minimal use of SO2 and machinery

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Winery Note: "

The ochota barrels tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after traveling some of the world’s best wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make super premium wines back home in South Australia. The concept was to concentrate on the zenith variety of Mclaren Vale (Grenache) and the Barossa Valley (Shiraz), find an exceptional old vineyard site in each region and create plush, small batch, single vineyard wines. With the winery situated in Lenswood, and steep, high altutude, cool climate, north facing burgundian cloned Chardonnay over a rock base of quartz and ironstone, at 550 meters above sea level......hello!!!?

As an Oenology graduate from Adelaide University, Taras developed his craft at wineries such as Two Hands and MSV in the Barossa Valley, renowned for world class Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. Prior to this, Taras was at Nepenthe in the Adelaide Hills, who have achieved numerous accolades such as ‘Best Chardonnay in the World’ at the London International Wine Fair.

More recently he worked as the European Flying Winemaker, concentrating on the Italian regions, Puglia and Sicily, for the Swedish wine importing company, Oenoforos.

California has also been a regular vintage destination of his, making wines with producers such asKuninBonnacorsiArcadianSchraderOutpost and the famous Hitching Post’s label, Hartley-Ostini, from the movie ‘Sideways’.

Amber’s experience ranges from vintages in Italy, cellar door sales and vineyard development in the Adelaide Hills, and more recently, coordinating packaging and wine analysis for Nordic Sea Winery in southern Sweden."

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesNatural Wine
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine White Gewurztraminer
RegionSouth Australia
Sub-RegionAdelaide Hills

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