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. 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.
Hand Selected, Limited Release. Poised. Classic black fruits. Incredibly soft tannins. Tremendous length. Both indicate excellence. Striving for excellence in wine growing strikes a balance between the natural attributes of the land and uncomplicated winemaking. This red, with a ripe, supple style, benefits from lacy acidity that keeps the black cherry, licorice and toasty flavors upright and pushing against refined tannins on the finish.