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Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra 2009
*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.