Our Pocketwatch wines pay tribute to my great great grandfather
James Oatley (1770-1839). One of Australia’s early convict settlers,
James was a master watch and clockmaker who was soon pardoned
by Governer Macquarie, appointed Keeper of the Sydney Town
Hall Clock and commissioned to install the still functioning turret
clock in the pediment of the Hyde Park Barracks. As part of his
remuneration he received a number of land grants from Governor
Brisbane, including a 300-acre lot that is now the southern Sydney
suburb of Oatley.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alc/Vol: 13 %
Closure: Stelvin Screw Cap
Drink: Now to 2018
Pocketwatch Pinot Noir continues the Oatley family tradition of fine
craftsmanship. We selected a number of parcels of grapes from the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley districts of Victoria to produce a delicate red wine with gentle oak influence and bright fruit character. It displays bright red cherry and raspberry fruits, gentle earthy forest floor complexity and only the lightest touch of oak. It is a very approachable wine, soft and easy to drink.