Robert Oatley 'Signature' Shiraz McLaren Vale
REGION NOTES: McLAREN VALE SOUTH AUSTRALIA We’ve been a fan of McLaren Vale Shiraz for many years now, yet have been keen to progress the traditional style, to wines with brighter fruit, less obvious alcohol and minimal reliance on oak. We’ve made a very accessible, well-loved style that has proven a hit with fans of the variety.
WINEMAKING NOTES This is a blend of selected parcels of Shiraz from the Blewitt Springs, Willunga, and McLaren Flats districts of the Vale. The 2018 vintage conditions were terrific, with balanced vines, good crop levels of fantastic colour and flavour, Shiraz being a particular regional highlight displaying good acidity, bright fruit flavours and expressive varietal characters. Fermented on skins in a combination of open and closed fermenters and matured in French oak for 12-14 months. We are pleased with how the oak has paired with the ripe, juicy fruit flavours. Enjoy now to 2028 or more.
TASTING NOTE Soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displaying blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence