Katnook `Founder's Block` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

The palate has a generous depth of ripe fruit flavour with fine and subtle oak undertones. It has an attractive combination of bright red berry, pepper and liquorice fruit, with subtle oak maturation flavours of toast and vanilla. The juicy front palate leads to a rounded, elegant mid palate finishing with soft fine grained tannins.

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

Expert Reviews

Relatively light colour, although the hue is good; the fresh bouquet has red and black fruits with a touch of mint; the light- to medium-bodied palate is pleasant, but loses line on the finish.Rating 88 - James Halliday www.winecompanion.com.au (AUG/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep plum with light purple tinges.

Aroma

Bursting with dark cherry and red berry fruit aromaswith subtle spice notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Gentle oak notes of sweet vanilla and mocha subtly complement the attractive fruit aromas.

Palate

The palate has a generous depth of ripe fruit flavour with fine and subtle oak undertones. It has an attractive combination of bright red berry, pepper and liquorice fruit, with subtle oak maturation flavours of toast and vanilla. The juicy front palate leads to a rounded, elegant mid palate finishing with soft fine grained tannins.

Food Matching

Perfect with Moroccan-spiced lamb backstrap cooked on the barbeque, served with a Grecian salad and drizzled with lemon and paprika infused yoghurt dressing.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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