Robert Oatley 'Signature' Chardonnay Margaret River
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.
WINEMAKING NOTES 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 2024.
TASTING NOTE A bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine grown on selected sites across Australia’s highest performing Chardonnay region.
MAJOR ACCOLADES FOR RECENT VINTAGES 90pts James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 (v2017) 91pts James Suckling (v2017) 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)