Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier 2018 750ml
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Unfined and unfiltered.
Handpicked mid March. Half carbonic maceration for a lunar cycle : Half whole bunch for 6 days. Gentle cap submersion once a day on whole bunch component. Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques.
This chimeric mutation of pinot noir is simply about pink florals in spring. There are elements of freshly baked vosges mountain cherry cake with an estery core dotted with fennel seed, almond meal, rhubarb and frijola.
The palate drive is from crunchy whole bunch natural acidity. The Ochota trademark of tightly wound fine tannins wrapped in a core of pulsing bright red berries.
Succulent with the mid palate holding length and energy.
92 Points - James Suckling
30 May, 2019 – Light, fresh and crunchy with a plush palate, this has a fresh-strawberry and grassy-edged nose. Some fresh herbs, too. The wild-raspberry and fresh-pastry flavors are delivered with tangy kick on the palate. Drink now."