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Ochota Barrels 'Surfer Rosa' 2021

It’s probably not the first time something was conceived in a VW camper along the Mexican west coast. In this instance though, it was an idea. At the tail end of a world tour of wine and surf, Taras and Amber Ochota were inspired to return home and make “beautiful, holisitc” wine in South Australia. Based high up in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills, Ochota Barrels has become renowned globally for consistently producing some of the best wines of the Australian new wave.

2021 Surfer Rosa 
Pinot noir (93%) from Piccadilly Valley planted in 1998. Old vine Grenache cert. organic from Onkaparinga Hills. Whole bunches crushed and left on skins for 4-8 hours before pressing to a mix of tank and seasoned French oak. Indigenous ferment, unfined and filtered to retain natural malic acid. Minimal so2.