The Katnook Estate range of premium quality, single varietal wines are an expression of the classic and unique characteristicsof the Coonawarra wine region.
Since 1980, Senior Winemaker Wayne Stehbens has passionately crafted the Katnook Estate range from selected distinguished vineyards, with a philosophy that reflects the essence of Coonawarra’s unique terroir.
Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Estate range continues to be recognised and awarded both locally and internationally for the exceptional hallmark quality and style that is uniquely Coonawarra.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Eighty per cent of the wine completed fermentation in barriques, 30% of which were new, and predominantly French. The wine spent 19 months on lees during which time a small amount went through mlf. The outcome is excellent flavour and textural balance, and an overarching elegance. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Light brilliant gold with light green tinted edges.
A complex and harmonious nose combining attractive peach,nectarine and hints of grapefruit with well integrated barrel maturation
characters of vanilla, toast, marzipan and a gentle butterscotch note.
A richly layered palate structure, appealing fruit of peach and nectarine, melon and citrus notes are combined with subtle oak flavours. Sweet vanillin and creamy barrel fermentation characters highlight the light toast notes. The oak flavours and hints of buttery malolactic are in fine balance with the long lingering fruit flavours.
This wine will age gracefully for many years.
This refreshing and elegant wine will suit a platter of salmon gravlax served with a light oil and caper vinaigrette. Try also with baked chicken breast filled with toasted macadamia pieces and soft cheese.