Katnook `Founder's Block` Chardonnay 2006 (24 x 375mL half bottle), SA.

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Overview

An appealing array of fresh and tantalizing fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak maturation notes highlight a generous palate structure. This wine has a subtle richness with enticing fruit and light oak flavours that are persistent and fresh, a wine for all occasions.

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

Expert Reviews

Neatly balanced and assembled, with stone fruit, citrus and melon augmented by gentle oak; has good length. Drink to 2014. Rating 89 points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010

Light gold. Ripe apple and pear aromas gain power with air, taking a turn to honey and tropical fruits. A slightly sweet midweight with broad-shouldered orchard and tropical fruit flavors delivering good palate coverage. The persistent finish features a bitter fruit skin bite to go with gently sweet mango and pear flavors. Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, (SEP-OCT/2008)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant straw yellow.

Aroma

Attractive fresh and fruity aromas of stone fruits with subtle persistent toasty oak notes that add a touch of sophistication.

Palate

An appealing array of fresh and tantalizing fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak maturation notes highlight a generous palate structure. This wine has a subtle richness with enticing fruit and light oak flavours that are persistent and fresh, a wine for all occasions.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to age in the medium term (4-6 years), if desired.

Food Matching

This is a refreshing style of wine that will suit a wide range of modern food flavours.

Winemaking Notes

A small proportion of this wine was barrel fermented then matured for approximately 18 months in predominantly American oak barrels on yeast lees.

Vintage
2006
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Chardonnay
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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