Katnook `Founder's Block` Sparkling Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL) Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Katnook Founder's Block Sparkling Shiraz is an inviting wine - equally at home at a barbecue, any celebration or the dining table - with generous palate structure, rich fruit and spicy length of flavours.

A rich and generous palate structure with tantalising flavours, a lively burst of fine bubbles and a lingering finish. Serve lightly chilled and enjoy now for its vivacious fruit and harmonised oak tones. A perfect match for duck, turkey and pork dishes and a natural for a barbecue.

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

Expert Reviews

Founder's Sparkling Shiraz embraces everything that is vivacious and delicious in this very unique Australian wine style. This deep ruby wine is filled with flavours of ripe berries touched with spice on a sensuous palate, all enhanced by the delightful pink- tinged bubbles. Ballarat Courier (21/DEC/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep ruby red with purple tinges.

Aroma

Dark berry fruits with hints of blackcurrant, plum and regional mint, combined with subtle vanillin oak complement the fruit.

Palate

A generous palate structure expressing sweet berry fruit and light oak flavours. Ripe dark berries, plum and mulberry with a hint of regional mint highlight the abundant fruit flavours. Fine and soft tannins add to the textural and lingering finish.

Food Matching

Red meats of all kinds, with rich reductions is an ageless accompaniment, also try aged cheddar or dark chocolate.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Sparkling Red
Closure Type
Cork 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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