Robert Oatley Signature McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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RRP $23

$18.99 per Bottle
$227.88 per pack

Overview

We selected premium parcels of Shiraz from around the Blewitt Springs – Willunga area of southern McLaren Vale, where the hills run down to the ocean. 2017’s ideal January ripening conditions and the heat that followed through in February led to high levels of acid retention in the top quality fruit. The dry soils of McLaren Vale enjoyed some January rain that rolled into a quick, busy harvest period that delivered shiraz with 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 works in conjunction with the ripe, juicy fruit flavours. Enjoy now to 2025.

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.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displaying blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.0%

Winery Profile

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Robert Oatley Vineyards is the reincarnation of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty. Wine is 'in the blood' of our late founder Bob Oatley and his eldest son Sandy, leader of the family business founded upon a four decade passion for grape growing, wine making and marketing - the combination of which has seen the Oatley family rise to the top of the Australian winemaking scene.

With interests spanning the world of competitive sailing, tourism, hospitality and of course, wine - the family produces wines both of immediate appeal and cellar-ability, with satisfying flavours over an elegant frame, under a variety of stylish labels including Robert Oatley, Wild Oats, Pocketwatch, Four in Hand, Montrose and Craigmoor.

Over forty years of nurturing grapevines and making wine has taught the Oatley family many lessons. Site selection is paramount, that 'sense of place', as where you choose to grow your grapes is vital to both style and quality. The Oatley approach is to overlay this philosophy with an outstanding team of grape growers and wine makers, using the best possible equipment, to allow them every chance of producing a winner.

The task is clear: to craft wines that have varietal clarity, focus and which reflect their provenance - in a very modern fashion. Wines of character and integrity.

Director of Winemaking, acclaimed vigneron Larry Cherubino, achieves this via a myriad of vineyards across the length and breadth of Australia's wine regions. His winemaking team is lead from the Oatley's winery at Mudgee, with further on-location experts and facilities in Margaret River, McLaren Vale and Yarra Valley.

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.

5 STAR WINERY - JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION Since 2013

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