Gamay holds a special place in Taras and Amber Ochota's hearts. It's the one variety they have planted on their home block in amongst the beautiful Hills of the Basket Range.
It will be a few years before we see a wine from those vines but in the meantime, the Price of Silence Gamay is a great stand-in.
This is a beautifully delicate yet juicy number made from three separate clones of Gamay all planted on the same vineyard back in 1985. After a few years as Gamay, the vines were grafted to Chardonnay, Taras helped the Piccadilly Valley grower cut the Chardonnay back and re-graft Gamay. Chainsaws in the vineyard. A few years later we have this wine.
This is one of the fastest Ochota Barrels wines to sell out each year.
If you are one of the lucky few who get to try it, kudos to you.
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