Ochota Barrels From the North Mourvedre 2018 750ml
100% Barossa Mataro planted on sand in 1869
2688 bottles filled. Unfined and unfiltered.
Handpicked late March.
Whole bunch, cold soaked for about 5 days until wild yeast fermentation. Gently pigeaged on top/carbonic maceration below. 12 days on skins and stalks. Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques for 3 months.
Licorice, Russian caravan tea, black forest cake and medicinal spice ooze from the glass.
The exotic black cherry, Moroccan wisp and deep earthy undergrowth has a voluptuous dark aura that seduces one into a haze.
The palate is long, lithe and richly winds into a sheen of finely tuned tannins that flow across the palate like being wrapped in a warm opiate soaked velvet blanket.