Ochota Barrels Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier
Handpicked mid March
Half carbonic maceration for a lunar cycle : Half whole bunch for 6 days
Gentle cap submersion once a day on whole bunch component
Basket pressed to seasoned French barriques
Unfined and unfiltered
No additions besides 20ppm so2 at bottling
The Mark of Cain is a flat out scrumptious pixie of a red.
This is a small batch of Pinot Meunier from the Adelaide Hills. Named for a punk band Taras once toured with in his previous life, it's as light and feathery as anything that's come out of the Ochota Barrels stable to date.
It's all ruby grapefruit, white strawberry, a light crunch of tannin. A more ethereal version of the variety would be hard to find.