Robert Oatley Vineyards
Robert Oatley Margaret River Signature Series Chardonnay 2019
Australia / Western Australia
Andy's Tasting Notes
A very well priced example from premium Margaret River vineyards. What I find impressive in this wine is its fine, elegant and understated style, yet it has lovely depth and length. The oak is totally integrated and used in a manner that adds a sheen and glossy richness whilst maintaining the wines delicious freshness and vitality.
Winemaking notes – Traditional white wine fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was avoided on purpose, in order to retain the wine’s long fine acidity. The wine was matured in French oak barriques (20% new).
Price per bottle £14.50 £12.95
Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family wine-making dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today.
Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia can produce where classic grape varieties are matched to the leading wine regions of Australia. Along with grapes from the family properties, some dating back to 1858, the Oatley family draw upon select growers of excellence across a diverse range of climatic regions. A deep understanding of viticulture enables the team to identify the best vineyard sites in Australia.
The talented wine-making team is led by Larry Cherubino – one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers.
Vineyards are tended as organically as possible and wines are made with minimal intervention, reflecting a dedication to sustainable grape growing and wine production practices. The team ensures available resources are used efficiently. The effects of the winery operations on the environment are minimised and materials are recycled wherever possible.
Food matchLovely with roast chicken