Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra 2009

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*Silver Award at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2010* Katnook Estate has 18 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted and average vine age is 32 years. All plantings are on the same terra rossa soil as Katnook’s best Cabernet Sauvignon plots. The vines are sprawled, (rather than the traditional Vertical Shoot Positioning), optimising flavour development. Katnook bucks the general view that Australian Sauvignon Blanc does not age. Katnook Estate’s first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc, 1981, was tasted recently and it was extraordinarily youthful - orange blossom with a touch of minerality and barely a hint of oxidation. With this in mind, Wayne suggests current vintages be cellared for up to 10 years. This wine is pale straw with light green tinges. The nose offers attractive Sauvignon fruit aromas of lifted herbaceous, grassy, gooseberry and hints of lemon grass with subtle tropical lychee tones. A tempting array of Sauvignon fruit aromas. It has an appealing palate structure layered with fruit flavours. Subtle herbaceous and gooseberry tones with light tropical notes adding subtle richness on the palate. A hint of mineral and flint add to the savoury lingering finish.

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Katnook Estate, located in the heart of Coonawarra, Australia's premier red wine district. Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning "Fat Land" referring to Coonawarra's red, fertile soil known today as "terra rossa". Viticulturist Chris Brodie and Winemaker Wayne Stehbens together grow and craft wines under the Katnook Estate, Katnook Founder's Block, Riddoch and Faldo brands. Katnook Estate wi... Read more
Katnook Estate, located in the heart of Coonawarra, Australia's premier red wine district. Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning "Fat Land" referring to Coonawarra's red, fertile soil known today as "terra rossa". Viticulturist Chris Brodie and Winemaker Wayne Stehbens together grow and craft wines under the Katnook Estate, Katnook Founder's Block, Riddoch and Faldo brands. Katnook Estate winery processes 3 900 tonnes each year, producing around 21 000 cases under the Katnook Estate label, 16 000 under the Riddoch label and 40 000 under the Katnook Founder's Block label. Read less

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*Silver Award at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2010* Katnook Estate has 18 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted and average vine age is 32 years. All plantings are on the same terra rossa soil as Katnook’s best Cabernet Sauvignon plots. The vines are sprawled, (rather than the traditional Vertical Shoot Positioning), optimising flavour development. Katnook bucks the general view that Australian Sauvignon Blanc does not age. Katnook Estate’s first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc, 1981, was tasted recently and it was extraordinarily youthful - orange blossom with a touch of minerality and barely a hint of oxidation. With this in mind, Wayne suggests current vintages be cellared for up to 10 years. This wine is pale straw with light green tinges. The nose offers attractive Sauvignon fruit aromas of lifted herbaceous, grassy, gooseberry and hints of lemon grass with subtle tropical lychee tones. A tempting array of Sauvignon fruit aromas. It has an appealing palate structure layered with fruit flavours. Subtle herbaceous and gooseberry tones with light tropical notes adding subtle richness on the palate. A hint of mineral and flint add to the savoury lingering finish.

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