Ochota Barrels Weird Berries in the Woods Gewurztraminer 2019 750ml
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Taras Ochota has a particular affinity with Gewurztraminer. In his wine studio, he plays with it as an accent. A splash here, some skins there. Making some of his best red wines come to life. The Weird Berries in the Woods is a unique offering. When asked what he does to the fruit in the winery, Taras told us "Whatever they teach you to do when making aromatic whites, I just go and do the opposite". The opposite works. He wants the fruit to ripen at different times, making some of the berries ripe and juicy, some lean and crunchy. All adding a little somethin' different to the total 'feel'. Basket pressed, some old wood used as a fermenting vessel and as usual, the wildest of ferments. This is wonderful Gewurz, full of character, personality and a little mystery. - So good to drink.
Sadly in the recent 2020 Adelaide Hills fires this vineyard was lost we are not sure if we will see more Gewurz from Taras in the near future.
93 Points - James Suckling
24 Jun, 2020 – "A very fresh, lemon and grapefruit nose with lychees and rose-water, too. Super fresh. The palate has beautifully succulent and smooth, fresh-fruit flavors. Plenty of flavor. Plenty of freshness. Drink now. Screw cap."