Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

The appealing palate structure is layered with fruit flavours, subtle herbaceous and gooseberry tones, with light tropical notes adding subtle richness on the palate. A hint of mineral and flint complements the savoury lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

This is a pretty damn good sauvignon blanc - from Katnook Estate. It has a bit of class to it. And a bit of oak too, no doubt. It tastes of gravel and dried herbs and has lots of power - but it?s straight and piercing, rather than big and overwhelming. Gunmetal notes too. Lemon and grass. Very tasty. Rated 92 -Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Monthly (APR/2010)

Has to be one of the best produced from Stehbens, who started back in 1981. It's minerally, with a light herbaceousness that I find most appealing. Plenty of acid which is fine and precise. Will handle extended cellaring. Rating 93 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian (17/JUN/2010)

Not only does Coonawarra produce some of the finest cabernet sauvignon in the country, there are also some makers who knock out a pretty fine example of cabernet's white cousin, sauvignon. The '09 Katnook has all the gooseberry, kiwifruit flavours you'd expect, wrapped up in a fairly full bodied palate, with a typically crisp, citrus finish.Fergus McGhie, Canberra Times(31/MAR/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with hints of lovely light green.

Aroma

The wine shows a tempting array of Sauvignon fruit aromas with such characters as gooseberry, green limes and hints of subtle tropical lychee. The elegance of the fruit aromas is complemented by a touch of delicate herbaceousness.

Palate

The appealing palate structure is layered with fruit flavours, subtle herbaceous and gooseberry tones, with light tropical notes adding subtle richness on the palate. A hint of mineral and flint complements the savoury lingering finish.

Food Matching

This Sauvignon Blanc is ideal as an aperitif or served with a soft cheese and lavosh plate. It will also excellently match a chilli-spiced cuttlefish salad or for something more substantial, try pairing with traditional seafood Spanish paella.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's pre eminent red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate wines are made from select grapes grown in distinguished sites within the company's 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards.

Since 1980,  senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted Katnook Estate wines and more recently, the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz.   

The Coonawarra wine region, Australia's "other red centre" is recognised world wide as producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stylish Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Currently, over 5500 hectares are under vine in Coonawarra - with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz accounting for 80% of plantings. 25% of wine produced in Coonawarra is exported.

The wines are shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Coonawarra - where the fabled Terra Rossa soils and cool maritime climate create the perfect wine grape growing environment.

Soil

Coonawarra's is famous for its prized Terra Rossa ( "Red Earth") soil. This rich, friable red loam vary from a few centimetres to a metre in depth and lie over a thin layer of calcareous matter, which in turn overlays a deep stratum of limestone. The cigar-shaped strip of Terra Rossa soil is only 12 km long and 2 km wide.  

Coonawarra appears completely flat, but in fact the red soil is situated on a slight but all important limestone ridge. The Terra Rossa soils are considered the best in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.

Climate

Coonawarra is a cool wine region, with similar climatic conditions to Bordeaux, France. Both areas experience long but cool hours of sunshine during grape ripening - encouraging intense flavours balanced by good, natural acid.

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