Allow us to introduce the enigmatic newcomer to the Ochota Barrels family, the intriguingly named "Where's the Pope? Syrah."
This delightful creation originates from our younger vines, lovingly planted in 1996 within the verdant embrace of the Green Room Grenache vineyard in the heart of McLaren Vale. While McLaren Vale is renowned for its Shiraz, this wine is far from ordinary. It carries the hallmark perfume, elevation, and vitality that define the wines of Ochota Barrels.
"Where's the Pope? Syrah" defies convention with its charm and grace. Unlike the typical McLaren Vale Shiraz, this wine is crafted with a gentle touch, incorporating soft foot-stomping and a brief sojourn in seasoned barrels. The result is a testament to restraint and nuance, a wine that exemplifies prettiness in a region often associated with boldness.
In your glass, you'll discover a lively, fresh, and exceptionally silky elixir. It's a celebration of McLaren Vale Shiraz in its purest form, stripped down to its most elemental and vibrant essence. This wine invites you to savor the delicious and the unexpected, all in one splendid sip.
"Where's the Pope? Syrah" is more than a wine; it's a question that beckons you to explore, a journey that rewards with every taste. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or a casual wine enthusiast, this wine offers a delightful departure from the norm and a glimpse into the artistry of Ochota Barrels. Cheers to the intriguing and the delicious!