Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. With Katnook Estate pedigree, the Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday drinking, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to enjoy 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.
Grape Variety :: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region :: Coonawarra
Harvest :: 7th – 18th April
pH :: 3.37 Acidity :: 6.9g/L RS :: 2.5g/L Alc/vol :: 13.5%
Vintage :: The 2011 vintage experienced above average rainfall during the summer and these unseasonal conditions extended into harvest during March and April. This Cabernet Sauvignon features vibrant fruit of the vintage with deep colour and fine tannins. It will be a great go-to wine for all occasions.
Oak Maturation :: 10 percent of this wine was matured in a combination of French and American oak Barriques
Food Matching :: Red meats of all kinds, with rich reductions is an ageless accompaniment, also try aged cheddar or dark chocolate.
Colour :: Deep ruby red with purple tinges.
Nose :: Dark berry fruits with hints of blackcurrant, plum and regional mint, combined with subtle vanillin oak complement the fruit.
Palate :: A generous palate structure expressing sweet berry fruit and light oak flavours. Ripe dark berries, plum and mulberry with a hint of regional mint highlight the abundant fruit flavours. Fine and soft tannins add to the textural and lingering finish.
Vintage : 2011
Region : Coonawarra
Type : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol % : 13.5%
Size : 750ml