2017 Robert Oatley Cabernet Sauvignon
ROBERT OATLEY SIGNATURE SERIES
MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY 2017
The Robert Oatley Signature Series draws on a remarkable portfolio of vineyards
nurtured by the winemaking talent of Larry Cherubino showcasing Australia’s
most successful wine styles and regions. Bob Oatley’s mantra was that all wines
should be a “darned good drink”, and the high quality Signature Series delivers
immediate appeal, with satisfying flavours over an elegant frame. Each wine
embodies the grape varietal and region in which it was grown.
REGION NOTES: MARGARET RIVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Climatically, Australia’s most reliable wine region, not to mention one of its best
known, Margaret River has proven to be the ideal home for Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, producing distinctive wines of powerful
structure and finesse.
Premium parcels of grapes were specially selected from a range of sites across the Margaret River region, from Karridale in the south through to Wilyabrup in the
north, to create a well balanced, medium weight style in the citrus mould. Matured
for a short time in a variety of French oak barriques, twenty per cent new. We
deliberately avoided the traditional secondary malolactic fermentation in order to
retain the wine’s long fine acidity. Enjoy now to 2023.
A bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine grown on selected
sites across Australia’s highest performing Chardonnay region.
With over forty years of winemaking experience I’ve learnt there are two
important elements when it comes to creating great wine. Firstly, the best
wines show a true sense of the land – that ideal combination of grape variety
and region. Secondly, they taste even better when shared with friends.
I hope you enjoy drinking these wines as much as we enjoyed making them.
ROBERT OATLEY, AO BEM (1928-2016)
Alc/vol: 12.5% | pH: 3.51 g/L | RS: 0.5 g/L
TA: 5.65 g/L | CLOSURE: Stelvin Lux+
MAJOR ACCOLADES FOR RECENT VINTAGES
90pts James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2017 (v2016)
Matthew Jukes Best Value Summer Whites 2018 Daily Mail UK (v2016)
90pts James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (v2016)
GOLD International Wine Challenge 2017 (v2015)
95pts & VALUE Award James Halliday Wine Companion (v2015)