Place: Adelaide Hills, Sa
Variety: Pinot Meunier
Planted in 1985 in the heart of the piccadilly valley. Hand-picked, wild open-ferment. Destemmed with whole bunches and a few handfuls of stalks added back gentle cap submersion by hand once a day for 7-10 days. Pressed to seasoned French barriques unfined and unfiltered. Minimal so2.
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.