2021 Ochota Barrels ‘The price of silence' Adelaide Hills Gamay
In 1985 three clones of gamay were planted high up in the piccadilly valley a few years later due to its unpopularity they were grafted to chardonnay. It wasn’t until 2013 that taras convinced his grower mate sam to chainsaw off the chardonnay grafts and bring back canes from the gamay rootstock evolving from there, cuttings were taken of these three clones and grafted on established vines in sam’s quartz-laden woodside vineyard, planted on a former gold mine, a crop picked in 2019, bushfire in 2020, and finally a beautiful harvest in 2021 a tightly wound classic example of gamay which shows medicinal fragrance, savoury spiced red currants that has a polished mineral palate that is lithe, dense yet elegant in its long and pure finish superb.
- Amber Ochota
Where: Basket Ranges, SA
How: Roast whatever animal you know how to and invite the family around, this is certainly one to remember.