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Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into.. Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»
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Katnook Founders Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block are made from fruit grown to fine vineyards, planted to rich Terra rosa soils at the heart of Coonawarra. Katnook are one of the most conspicuous winemakers in Australia and retain many of Coonawarra's most prestigious sites. The award winning team earmark parcels of choice Shiraz grapes with vibrant regional expressions to construct an affable wine that's ideally suited to early drinking. Laden with raspberry and plum flavours, seasoned by pepper and spice, gentle oak notes of choco and vanilla add complexity and depth.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Katnook's vineyards span 330 hectares in the heart of the comparatively small and remote Coonawarra winegrowing region. Katnook retain some of the best sites in Coonawarra and are well positioned to allocate the most appropriate parcels of fruit to suit each unique style of wine. Founder's Block is styled for everyday drinking, fully accessible to lovers of fine wines exploring the fruits of Coonawarra. Grapes are picked in peak condition after fully ripening to intense flavour profiles. With the aim of retaining the bright varietal fruit characters, Founder's Block is treated to a light oak maturation, parts are filled to a selection of seasoned French and American oak barrels for ten months maturation. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep plum, purple hues. Bursting with dark cherry and red berry fruit aromas, subtle spice notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Gentle oak, sweet vanilla and mocha subtly complement the attractive aromas. A generous depth of ripe fruit flavours over fine and subtle oak undertones, showing an attractive combination of bright red berry, pepper and liquorice, subtle oak maturation flavours, a rounded, elegant mid palate finish.
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