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Katnook `Founder`s Block` Chardonnay 2012 (24 x 375mL), Coonawarra

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0043-2472895

Part of Sale: Grays Fine Wine ~

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra.

The Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday enjoyment, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to explore the pleasures of Coonawarra wine. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character

The Founder's Block Chardonnay is a rich and inviting wine showing the regional ripe peach and melon characters. Subtle oak tones from barrel fermentation add richness and complexity on the palate.

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

Medals & Trophies

2014 - International Wine Challenge" Commended

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
m.v - Wahroonga NSW12/06/2019 5.35.46 PM AESTAU $99 11
J.B - Dulwich Hill NSW13/06/2019 6.29.25 PM AESTAU $94 10
M.B - Chatswood NSW12/06/2019 5.53.49 PM AESTAU $84 10
R.H - Newmarket QLD11/06/2019 8.14.00 PM AESTAU $39 10
J.M - Georgetown NSW11/06/2019 3.15.34 AM AESTAU $39 10
C.A - GLENNING VALLEY NSW11/06/2019 3.40.12 PM AESTAU $19 10
J.H - Leppington NSW10/06/2019 11.53.35 PM AESTAU $9 10
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