Katnook `Founder's Block` Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

A medium bodied wine with excellent intensity of raspberry and cherry fruit flavours that combine on the palate with marshmallow oak characters.

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

Expert Reviews

The Katnook Estate Founder'sBlock Merlot 2009 is one of few of the variety produced in Coonawarra. It has sweet ripe plum on the nose and palate, finishing soft snd dry. Ross Noble, The Courier (NOV/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Plum reds with purple and light garnet edges.

Aroma

Hints of dark plum fruit, an earthy richness combined with subtle sweet oak with a light char note.

Palate

Smooth with a subtle richness is a feature of the palate. Generous fruit flavours of dark berries and ripe plums with a hint of spice are combined with gentle, sweet chary oak. Soft fine grained tannins complement the lingering fruit flavours.

Food Matching

This delicious wine will suit the classic Peking Duck dish, served with pancakes and hoisin sauce. Try also a scrumptious plate of plum-marinaded pork ribs.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Merlot
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.

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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