Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

2012 Coonawarra vintage will be remembered for being one of the earliest due to the warm, dry conditions.

The combination of lower yields and warmer conditions accelerated the grape maturities. Harvest of Chardonnay commenced on the 23rd of February, 3-4 weeks earlier than usual. The grapes were picked at near optimum maturities and flavour and the wines show attractive Chardonnay stone fruit aromatics and have good depth of flavours.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw yellow with light green tinted edges.

Aroma

Appealing fruit aromas of delicate peach, pineapple and citrus with subtle oak maturation characters of vanilla, light toast and a gentle butterscotch notes.

Palate

A richly layered palate of stone fruit flavours with subtle oak, smoothly integrated with barrel maturation. Hints of vanilla & cashew are enhanced by fresh citrus and yeasty textures adding to the lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

Suggested cellaring 8 to 12 years.

Food Matching

Confit ocean trout and Lobster pappardelle with chive butter.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Chardonnay
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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