Robert Oatley Signature Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
Soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displaying blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence.
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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.
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. 2015’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. Winery Notes
"With over forty years of winemaking experience I’ve learnt there are two important elements when it comes to creating great wine. Firstly, the best wines show a true sense of the land – that ideal combination of grape variety and region. Secondly, they taste even better when shared with friends.
I hope you enjoy drinking these wines as much as we enjoyed making them."
Robert Oatley, AO BEM (1928-2016)
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