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Robert Oatley The Pennant Mudgee Chardonnay 2013

Mudgee
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£28.95 per bottle
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"Stone fruit and citrus. Marzipan with hints of honey.
Slate-like mineral acidity"

Hand selected limited release

Winemakers notes "Specific rows on three carefully selected Oatley vineyards at 450 to 520 metres made the cut for this outstanding modern Australian chardonnay. With a cross-section of old and new clones, hand selected and harvested at a couple of degrees lees potential alcohol than normal, this is a fascinating wine with a wide drinking window. Basket pressed, tight grained low toast French oak and natural yeast fermentation."

Competitive success is rewarded in a myriad of ways. For wine it may be a gold medal, in sailing, a pennant. Both indicate excellence. Striving for excellence in wines growing strikes a balance between the natural attributes of the land and uncomplicated winemaking. Sometimes the greatest effort is required to strive for simplicity, with detailed attention in the vineyard, an uncompromising approach to fruit selection, uncomplicated winemaking and naturally, the benefits of a great season. The greatest prize is when this is reflected in the glass.

Taste & Aroma

"Stone fruit and citrus. Marzipan with hints of honey. Slate-like mineral acidity"

Winemakers notes "Specific rows on three carefully selected Oatley vineyards at 450 to 520 metres made the cut for this outstanding modern Australian chardonnay. With a cross-section of old and new clones, hand selected and harvested at a couple of degrees lees potential alcohol than normal, this is a fascinating wine with a wide drinking window. Basket pressed, tight grained low toast French oak and natural yeast fermentation."

Competitive success is rewarded in a myriad of ways. For wine it may be a gold medal, in sailing, a pennant. Both indicate excellence. Striving for excellence in wines growing strikes a balance between the natural attributes of the land and uncomplicated winemaking. Sometimes the greatest effort is required to strive for simplicity, with detailed attention in the vineyard, an uncompromising approach to fruit selection, uncomplicated winemaking and naturally, the benefits of a great season. The greatest prize is when this is reflected in the glass.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Robert Oatley

Producer

 

Founded by Robert (Bob) Oatley AO BEM in 2006, Robert Oatley Wines is a family owned winery now run by the eldest son Sandy after his farther sadly passed away in 2016. The Oatley family planted their first vines in the late 1960s and although they have made their home in Margaret River, they also have vineyards in Great Southern and McLaren Vale from which they produce a trio of labels. The pinnacle of their winemaking is The Pennant range which is produced from the very best barrels, of the most prized vineyard blocks of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River and Great Southern. Bob Oatley, a fifth generation Australian whose family name can be traced back to the beginning of European settlement, has been an instrumental figure in Australian wine and was also well known for establishing Hunter Valley’s Rosemount Estate.

With the strictest of methods, the Robert Oatley team produce wines of great varietal and regional clarity. As much as possible, the vineyards are tended organically and the wines are produced with the absolute minimum of intervention with the upmost dedication to sustainable practices. The winemaking is left in the capable hands of Larry Cherubino who states, “Our constant pursuit of quality finds us among the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavour expression.”

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