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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Robert Oatley Pinot Grigio 2009
Robert Oatley Pinot Grigio 2009
(search item no. 106350)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

2009 was a tale of two distinct harvests in the Adelaide Hills. An excellent lead into the growing season was followed by warmer than normal conditions making site selection and timing of harvest important. Our earlier harvested Pinot Grigio escaped the heat resulting in grapes with freshness and clarity of flavor.

Texture and structure are the hallmarks of our Pinot Grigio. We aim to capture the delicate pear, ginger and spice notes of the variety. We ferment some parcels with more solids to promote palate weight. The wine's natural partridge-eye hue has been retained in a wine that is crisp and fresh with the pure flavor of Pinot Grigio.

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About Robert Oatley:

Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.

Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.

With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges.