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Ochota Barrels The Shellac Vineyard Syrah 2010

One of the great things about writing online is not having to repeat one’s self but instead taking a lazy man’s route and hyperlink stuff so you can reread important bits. Like some detail on Ochota Barrels wines. Ahh, satisfying. That being said, some info on this wine and vineyard may be of interest.

The Shellac Vineyard, similarly named for an obscure hardcore punk band, is located on Roennfeldt Road in the Barossa commune of Marananga. The vineyard had crossed the work schedule of Taras Ochota and he eventually sourced fruit for his own means – but opted to pick a fair way earlier than others also sourcing from the same site. Another ‘Lighter Shade Of The Barossa’ moment occurs. The wine sees 44 days on skins, with some viognier skins tossed in for good measure. 30% of the ferment is whole bunch. The wine is basket pressed to French oak for 16 months, and gravity racked before final bottling without filtering or fining.

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Tasted : APR12
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2012 - 2022
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