Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

The 2011 vintage will be remembered for the floods that occurred throughout Australia. Coonawarra also

experienced above average rainfall during the summer and these unseasonal conditions extended into harvest during March and April. Generally Sauvignon Blanc, due to the early ripening nature of the variety, was harvested before the rain had adverse effect and the fruit was harvested in good condition.

This wine shows the attractive varietal aromatics for which it is noted, along with the subtle richness and minerality for which the region is renowned.

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

Expert Reviews

A lean and restrained release of Katnook Estate’s sauvignon blanc and, therefore, a good one. It’s sauvignon blanc all the way – grassy, lemony, a little gooseberried - it’s fresh and zippy through the mouth before going all textural and soft as you swallow. Lovely wine. Pure. Feels good on your tongue. And then finishes the job with noteworthy persistence. Rating 91 -Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, 28th May 2012

Coonawarra's Katnook Estate has a reputation for making sauvignon blanc with an amazing ability to age for a decade or more. Unlike most of the Kiwi "fruit bombs", this is restrained and elegant with zippy acidity, herbaceous characters, aromatic lemon and tropical fruit flavours and a lingering finish.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, 16th June 2012

When dining on 'Barbecued kingfish with radicchio, fennel & orange salad' suggest this wine a great match.Toni Paterson, Australian House and Garden , November 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with light green tinges.

Aroma

Complex fruit aromas showing restrained tropical and gooseberry notes along with subtle herbaceous aromas of leaf and capsicum with a hint of grassiness and flint.

Palate

The palate features classic varietal fruit characters with a delicate balance of tropical lychee fruit and subtle herbaceous tones. Hints of mineral and flinty notes add to the intricate fruit and enhance a zesty lingering finish.

Food Matching

Natural oysters are the winemaker’s favourite match to this Sauvignon Blanc. Try with a pan-fried fillet of snapper drizzled with lemon caper dressing or for something more substantial, enjoy with Spanish seafood paella.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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