Ochota Barrels +5VOV Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019 750ml
Control Voltage +5VOV Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
The attention to detail in the Ochota Barrels wine studio is so clear when you see wines like this excellent Chardonnay.
The Control Voltage +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 2019. This is a step up in intensity from the Slint Chardonnay, a more commanding wine with a more enhanced sulphide character. It's wild and beautiful all at once.
With only 318 bottles were made, this won't last long.
97 Points - James Suckling
12 May, 2020 – "A small component of chardonnay, selected from the cellar according to Ochota’s preference in each vintage. This has a tightly fused, reductive edge with lemon-pith, yellow-grapefruit, white-peach and wet-stone aromas and a gentle, toasted-hazelnut oak thread. The palate has crystalline intensity with such attractive and piercingly linear lemons and grapefruit, as well as lighter green peaches. Sleek, long and breathtaking finish. Drink now."