Katnook `Founder's Block` Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra.

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$179.88 per case
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Overview

A mouth filling palate loaded with attractive subtle herbaceous notes, light gooseberry and fresh citrus flavours. Rich in fruit, the palate is a delicious and intensely flavoured wine with a zesty and lingering fruit finish.

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

Expert Reviews

The Coonawarra Fruit Colony had been founded in 1891 by John Riddoch at Katnook, and today's Katnook has just released a 2009 Sauvignon Blanc made from fruit grown on the original block. Labelled Katnook Founder's Block it's got full-on Sauvignon Blanc flavours and at $18 is a great match with fresh South Australian crayfish - and will have you feeling like you're drinking a little bit of history, particularly as John Riddoch's original office is now Katnook Estate's Cellar Door David Ellis, North Shore Times (07/SEP/2010)

Richer fume style of sauv blanc with gooseberry fruit on a charry oak background. Good acid line. Nice finish. Winestate Magazine (NOV-DEC/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with hints of light green.

Aroma

Appealing and fresh varietal herbaceous fruit with light tropical tones. Additional lifted hints of lemongrass with citrus and light florals complement the pleasing aromas.

Palate

A mouth filling palate loaded with attractive subtle herbaceous notes, light gooseberry and fresh citrus flavours. Rich in fruit, the palate is a delicious and intensely flavoured wine with a zesty and lingering fruit finish.

Food Matching

Ideal as an aperitif or serve with fresh seafood, such as scampi with a light dressing or natural oysters. A dish of roasted mixed vegetables with pumpkin seeds and walnuts and a side of rocket and fetta salad would be great as a vegetarian alternative. Also try this Sauvignon Blanc with a sweet and spicy Asian pork stir-fry.

Winemaking Notes

Although the 2009 summer was warmer than usual, ideal ripening conditions through February and March produced outstanding quality Sauvignon Blanc fruit.

Harvest of Sauvignon Blanc commenced in late February, approximately 10 days earlier than anticipated and was completed by mid March. The grapes were in near perfect condition, free of disease and close to optimum ripeness and maturities.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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