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Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay

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The Story

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 is 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.

The Wine

Premium grapes were carefully 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 briefly in a variety of French oak barriques, twenty per cent new. Robert Oatley has deliberately avoided the traditional secondary malolactic fermentation in order to retain the wine’s long fine acidity. The wine is supple, with gentle stone fruit notes, and oak. Pairs well with poultry and seafood dishes. 

  • Halliday rated 92 points 2011 vintage
  • Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (2012 vintage)
  • Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 (2011 vintage)
  • Wine Spectator rated 90 points  

 ''Points. Light straw-green; the statement on the back label that Margaret River is Australia’s highest performing chardonnay region will cause hackles to rise in the Yarra Valley. This wine is not of itself intended to substantiate that claim, but is a supple, well-made, well-balanced and its white peach fruit is clearly varietal.''- James Halliday

Tasting Note: A bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine grown on selected sites across Australiaâ??s highest performing Chardonnay region.

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