Ochota Barrels Control Voltage +5VOV Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020 750ml
Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
13.6% Alc, Unfined and unfiltered, minimal sulphites.
Only 458 bottles made
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. 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.
Not yet Reviewed;
FYI here is the 2019 vintage for reference... 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."