Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
Pinot Noir 100%
Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
3288 bottles filled.
Unfined and unfiltered.
Clones 777, 114, 115 and D5V12 @ 450m-600m elevation. Fermented separately and cold soaked until wild yeast fermentation. Gently hand plunged. 100% whole bunch. Basket pressed to seasoned french barriques and one new chassin. Sporadic barrel rolling for the first 3 months. Carefully gravity racked to bottle.
A strikingly floral nose of crushed petals and stems sets this liquid's framework.
Garrigue and Nordic forest undergrowth taunts damson fruit, pain däó»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 currents and slightly meaty components enfold long with a savoury egress.
Through the experience a medicinal quality flutters, reminiscent of billie hoke, which cannot be ignored by the further travelled.
Once opened this wine will move considerably after day one with more flamboyant adjectives that will make this tasting note seem 101 standard issue.