Katnook Estate Founder's Block Chardonnay (750mL)
- Perfect for Coonawarra connoisseurs
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Aroma & Palate
|Nectarine, nashi pear|
What the Experts Say
Katnook Estate Chardonnay has become more refined over the years, more about the fruit than the oak, but it still offers a decent serve of stone fruit flavour. Nectarine-like flavours predominantly though there are peach and nashi pear characters too. It’s not an easy wine to get excited over but it’s fresh, giving and well-honed.
89/100 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
From a gorgeous vintage in the Coonawarra, not usually associated with white wines, this “Founder’s Block” Chardonnay pours a rich straw yellow and displays notes of peach, melon and lime zest with subtle and creamy oak smoothness and a long finish. Not so much a classic “big” Chardonnay - if oak and butter put you off, you might like this one more than you expect.
Try this one with roast chicken, perhaps, or a rich and creamy dish in an Italian style with white meat or vegetables.
2018 was an ideal vintage in Coonawarra. Harvest started slightly earlier; good rainfall in the leadup followed by a warmer and drier season than usual, produced outstanding Chardonnay fruit exhibiting excellent varietal expression.
About the Winery
While the oldest vines used by Katnook Estate today were planted in 1971, the winery’s rich history extends almost a century before that to winemaker John Riddoch seeing Coonawarra’s potential and producing his first vintage in 1895.
Katnook’s historic “woolshed” barrel room actually began as a winemaking facility; it gained that name when brandy and fortified wines were popular in Australia, hurting the profitability of the powerful low-yield reds Coonawarra is best suited to and seeing the winery converted into a sheep station.
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