An appealing array of fresh and tantalizing fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak maturation notes highlight a generous palate structure.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
A rare bird - a likeable Chardonnay with a bit of dimension. From Coonawarra, Founder's Block has melon and stonefruit aromas with a dab of oak, all in good balance, and in the mouth it has a freshness and fruit intensity, along with some winemaking complexity to add interest. It is smooth with a dry finish. Food ideas - chicken breast stir fry; salmon. Four stars. Ralph Kyte Powell, The Age - Epicure, (5/10/2010)
"Founder's Block is the cheaper label of this Coonawarra producer. Made in the modern chardonnay style, this is fruit-driven and lightly-wooded. It would marry well with prawn salad. "Jeff Collerson, Daily Telegraph, (04/09/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant straw yellow.
Showing an attractive array of fresh aromas - stone fruits, pineapple and some lovely citrus characters are all apparent on the nose. Subtle light toasty oak notes add a touch of complexity to the fruit driven aromas.
An appealing range of fresh tantalising fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak notes to highlight the generous palate structure. On the mouthfeel there is subtle richness and creaminess with light oak adding to the enticing fruit flavours and the palate is fresh and lingering.
Try a delicious dish of crispy pork belly with seared scallops drizzled with olive oil and sweet paprika dressing. Marinade tofu in soy, ginger, cumin and sesame oil then cook into a stir-fry with steaming hokkien noodles, shitake mushrooms and baby bok choy for a delicious vegetarian alternative.
Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. With the Katnook Estate pedigree of ‘Classic Coonawarra’, the Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday drinking, inviting a modern generation of wine drinkers to enjoy the pleasures of Coonawarra wine… people who know what they want and with whom they like to share it. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.