Katnook Estate Founders Block Chardonnay 2006

Product code: 14FOUN1H2006

Vibrant aromas of melon and peach and subtle caramel and smokey oak tones. A fresh and lively palate with rich flavours of melon and peach and a hint of grapefruit. Barrel maturation has imparted a silky, slightly creamy mouth feel and subtle oak underscore which extends through a lingering finish.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Coonawarra
  • Vintage:2006
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:37.5 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chardonnay
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste Scale: 6

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Production information

Producer: Katnook Estate

Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning “Fat Land”, referring to the rich, red fertile soils known as “Terra Rossa”. Katnook Estate is one of the heroes of Coonawarra - a small, cool climate area in South Australia famed for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It took until 1980 and the arrival of Wayne Stehbens for the wines to be launched under the Katnook label. 31 vintages on, Wayne is still in charge and has built the winery up into one of Australia's most respected wineries, twice winning the Jimmy Watson trophy for best Aussie red.

Production note

The 2006 Coonawarra vintage will be remembered as being very early and for the very low yields. Slightly above average temperatures prevailed during summer and extended into the ripening. The ideal conditions produced grapes that were disease free and in excellent condition. The wines display attractive varietal flavours and palate structures that have subtle fruit richness and a hint of zest. Oak Maturation: A small proportion of this wine was barrel fermented then matured for approximately 18 months in predominantly American oak barrels on yeast lees.

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