Robert Oatley The Pennant Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignonn is part of Oatley’s “flagship” range of wines. The label literally flies the flag for handmade wines produced in very limited quantities, from the best barrels from some of Robert Oatley’s most prized vineyard blocks.
Robert Oatley Vineyards, was founded by wine industry legend Bob Oatley in 2006, has vineyards in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Sadly Bob Oatley died in January 2016 but his son Sandy has taken the helm and the company remains in safe hands. He is ably assisted by Chris Hancock, the Deputy Executive Chairman who has been working for Robert Oatley for 40 years (he also makes some good wines under the Hancock & Hancock label including an excellent Cabernet / Touriga Nacional and a Fiano). Director of Wine-making, Larry Cherubino is one of Australia’s most awarded wine makers and has made vintages all over the world. Under his guidance Robert Oatley Vineyards has identified some of the best vineyards in their respective regions that show a true sense of the land.
Robert Oatley The Pennant Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from a number of specific vineyard rows within Margaret River’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon locale, Wilyabrup, were selected for their soil consistency, low fruit load and open sunlight exposure. Hand selected by individual bunch, the grapes run down an individual berry sorting table, into small vessels to
ferment on skins for up to 8 weeks. Twelve months in tight grained low toast French oak, prior to rigorous barrel selection to compile this final blend. Just 4 barrels produced.
The winemaker is the the very talented Larry Cherubino.