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Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of Coonawarra. Noted as one of the nation’s leading Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is listed in the Distinguished category of Australia’s prestigious Langton’s Classification, which says of the style: `Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon reflects its strong Coonawarra provenance with plenty of intense blackcurrant mulberry fruit definition, mid palate richness, finely grained tannins and excellent flavour length. The wines have medium to long term cellaring potential.`

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For more information on the winery go to https://www.katnookestate.com.au/

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.
Riddoch planted 140 acres of vines and his first vintage in 1895 was a modest event in a neighbouring nursery shed. However, his second, with a much greater volume of fruit and attended to by qualified winemaker William Salter was made in the woolshed at ‘Katnook’ in 1896. By all accounts this second vintage gave an indication of the outstanding quality that was to come.

Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Great Aussie Red wine

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, CoonawarraVintage: 2016Grape Details: Cabernet SauvignonVinification: This wine matured for 18 months in oak barrels, 35% of which were new French with the balance a combination of previously filled French and American oak.Cellaring: 8 to 12 yearsTasting: On the Nose: A complex array of varietal fruit and sweet oak maturation aromas. Ripe blackcurrant, mulberry and a hint of mint are combined with sweet toasty, chocolaty oak maturation tones. On the Palate: Generous ripe fruit flavours of dark berries, mulberry and black currant. Oak highlights of cedar, toast and subtle vanilla complement the fruit.The palate shows richness and excellent fruit weight with fine mouth coating tannins and a lingering finish.Food: Red meats of all kinds with rich jus: an ageless accompaniment to this regal variety.SKU: KATNO01

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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.

South Australia

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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