2014 Ochota Barrels “The Fugazi” Grenache Mc Laren

Perfume is musk-spice driven and dark fruited, flavor is rich, but bolstered and lifted by cool acidity and a lightly suede texture. Light pucker to close. Fits the bill of pretty Grenache, with some complexity and succulent flow.


The Fugazi Vineyard was allegedly named from a quirk – the post-hardcore punk band Fugazi was playing on Taras and Amber’s car stereo as they arrived at the vineyard, which sits on a rise between the Onkaparinga River Gorge and Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. The grapes are handpicked and undergo a 7 day cold soak. 70% whole-cluster fermentation occurs naturally without inoculation and the juice spends 82 days on skins! This is a pure expression of Grenache, checking in at a modest 13.8% alcohol even in a riper vintage like 2014.


Grape(s) Grenache
Farming Organic