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Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc

Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc

Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: Compared to recent years, Coonawarra’s 2017 vintage was later than usual, with a cool growing season. Overall harvest temperatures were slightly warmer than average, producing excellent Sauvignon Blanc fruit with vibrant varietal character.
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or will cellar for up to two years.
Colour: Pale straw with green tinges.
Nose: Tropical fruit and citrus characters with subtle notes of herbs and lemongrass.
Palate: Zesty citrus with fresh tropical fruit, hints of gooseberry and a mouth-watering, refreshing finish.
Food Matching: Perfect with barbequed prawns and calamari. Also pairs well with Asian pork stir fry or baby spinach and goats cheese salad.
Additional Information: This wine is vegetarian and vegan friendly. For more information on the winery go to https://www.katnookestate.com.au/

Katnook 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.

Katnook’s rich history stretches back to 1896, when Coonawarra’s first vintage was crafted in our Woolshed by entrepreneurial wine pioneer, John Riddoch – who immigrated from Scotland. He recognised the enormous potential of the maritime climate and unique terra rossa soils which now define Coonawarra wine styles.
But it all began even earlier. In 1861, Riddoch arrived in Coonawarra, after successfully operating a trading post in the goldfields. He purchased vast parcels of land over the years and was impressed with the remarkable rate of growth of fruit trees and vines. In 1867 John commissioned the building of his ‘Woolshed’ which still operates as Katnook’s barrel room today. Determined to encourage closer settlement in the southeast, in 1890 Riddoch formed the Coonawarra Fruit Colony, established its administration headquarters at ‘Katnook’ and sold off his land in 10 acre blocks. It was here at ‘Katnook’ that the Coonawarra wine region was born.

To see our full range of Katnook Estate product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/katnook-estate/

Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, CoonawarraAlcohol: 12.5%Vintage: 2017Grape Details: Sauvignon Blanc

£16.99 a bottle

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Katnook Estate

The Katnook Estate is one of the most esteemed domains in this premier red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate’s vineyards occupy the prized “terra rossa” soil and premium varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with many vines being over 30 years old.

Coonawarra

Coonawarra is considered the most renowned wine region in Australia. It has the ‘terra rossa’ soils and some great winemakers, and subsequently responsible for some of the best wines produced in Australia. Most notably red wines and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular. The first vineyard was planted in the 1880s at Yallum, (John Riddoch’s). The region did not establish its reputation as a winemaking area until the 1950s when Wynns and Penfolds purchased acreage on the back of a resurgence in the table wine market. Investment by large and small companies led to expansion, securing Coonawarrra’s status as a great wine. The climate is regarded as Mediterranean. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot blend, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay.

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