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Robert Oatley 'Signature' Grenache McLaren Vale

Robert Oatley

$17.20 Regular price $23.00

REGION NOTES: MCLAREN VALE SOUTH AUSTRALIA McLaren Vale is Australia’s foremost region for Grenache, where it was historically largely used for fortified wines and as a workhorse blending variety, frequently with Shiraz and Mourvedre/Mataro. Full-bodied examples rival Australia’s greatest Shiraz wines and this particular style, which highlights the variety’s inherent deep red fruit characters, is fast gaining in popularity. WINEMAKING NOTES Grapes from the southern end of McLaren Vale were fermented on skins in a combination of open and closed fermenters then matured for a short period in tank prior to bottling. This is an unwooded red wine, similar in weight and body to a young Pinot Noir, Tempranillo or Sangiovese. It should be enjoyed at least lightly chilled, which will allow its lifted aromatics and bright, breezy personality to shine. TASTING 

MAJOR ACCOLADES FOR RECENT VINTAGES Three TROPHY and Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2020 (v2018) GOLD MEDALS Sydney, Hobart and Cowra Wine Shows 2019 (v2018) Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2019; 92pts The Wine Enthusiast; 91pts James Suckling (v2018) SILVER MEDALS Melbourne & Perth 2018 Wine Shows (v2017) 95pts James Halliday 2020, 91pts Huon Hooke The Real Review