2021 Robert Oatley Wild Oats Chardonnay
Wild Oats Chardonnay is a contemporary take on the chardonnay style with full bodied and modern crisp flavours, an oak punch that supports rather than dominates and where citrus and melon flavours shine through.
Mudgee is home to some of the oldest chardonnay vines in Australia and have a long history of producing outstanding, award winning wines. A variety of winemaking regimes were employed to produce this complex yet fruit driven style. The fruit was grown on Oatley family vineyards, primarily Woodbrook and Wooloomooloo in Mudgee with a small portion from Pemberton (WA).
Half of the blend was fermented in stainless steel with the balance barrel fermented in a combination of new and older French oak. Wild Oats Chardonnay is crafted in a modern style full bodied yet crisp, with lifted citrus and melon flavours. The oak supports the flavours and does not dominate.