The attention to detail in the Ochota Barrels wine studio is so clear when you see wines like this excellent Chardonnay.
The +5VOV Chardonnay is a wine made from a small parcel of fruit from a small, organically farmed vineyard in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. The fruit is split into two batches, each seeing a different amount of time on skins and then weekly lees stirring before being finally gently bottled with the help of gravity.
It's delicately made but incredibly powerful, the fruit absolutely singing in 2017. This is a step up in intensity from the Slint Chardonnay, a more commanding wine.
With only 50 dozen made, this won't last long.