Katnook `Founder's Block` Brut NV (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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This sparkling wine is a wonderful new creation from the winemaking team that displays abundant character. With a complex and integrated blend of flavours including caramel, pears, yeast and bready, malolactic (secondary) ferment and subtle floral scents, this wine closes beautifully with a subtle richness, balanced palate and crisp finish. A complex, yet fresh new style of sparkling wine from Katnook Founder’s Block.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Made from the traditional cool climate varieties of chardonnay and pinot noir. Bright and bubbly with yeasty notes on the nose, stonefruit, citrus and pear, lively acidity and a lingering finish. Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury(25/NOV/2010)

Bronzed copper hue, with a perfumed nose showing hints of coconut and nougat. Pleasant mouthfeel with good acidity to balance the stonefruit. Christine Ricketts, National Liquor News, (OCT/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes


Elegant rose gold.


Attractive fresh fruit characters of glacé pears and soft quince notes. Subtle potpourri fragrances with light yeasty and aged complexities.


Enticing sweet pear, quince fruit flavours and light caramel notes are pleasantly captured within the fine mousse. A subtle creamy and yeasty texture adds complexity to the fresh lingering flavours.

Food Matching

This expressive and elegant sparkling will be lovely as an aperitif or the perfect accompaniment to any joyful occasion.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Domestic Sparkling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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.


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.


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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