2018 Ochota Barrels Price Of Silence
Notes from the guru himself, Taras Ochota..: 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. The vineyard is the size of less than two tennis courts hence only 850 bottles produced this year. A tightly wound classic example of gamay which shows medicinal fragrance, savoury spiced red currents that has a polished mineral palate that is lithe, dense yet elegant in its long and pure finish. Superb.