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.
94 Points - James Suckling
16 May, 2019 – "There’s a touch of the forest about this wine with a bright array of spiced and gently earthy red cherries that offer plenty of fresh perfume. The palate has a very dialed-in, assertively fresh fruit core with an impressively detailed and crunchy finish. Drink now."
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.