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The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»

Katnook Founders Block Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot Coonawarra South Australia
John Riddoch established the seminal Coonawarra Fruit Colony at his property on the orginal Katnook estate in 1890, founding one of the world's great winegrowing districts. The Merlot for today's Founder's Block is sourced from vines grown on sites right around the original property, to slightly more recent plantings. An attractive medium bodied wine with an enticing nose of currants plum and red plum, eloquent aromas with earthy, savoury notes, gentle oak and supple tannins. A plush, well rounded palate, just what you want from good Merlot.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Katnook Founder's Block are named after the original land holding of John Riddoch, founder of the Coonawarra. Fruit is collated from choice Merlot vineyards. The idyllic growing conditions which surround Coonawarra's terra rosa soils translate into full bodied, refreshing red wines of vigour and deep varietal complexion. Charged with the aim of retaining the clear regional characters, the Katnook team endeavours to vinify the grapes as plainly as possible, allowing the rich Merlot fruit to speak for itself. Treated to a minimum exposure under oak, one component is filled to a selection of French and American barriques for a term, contributing subtle complexity.
Plum red, garnet hues. Hints of dark plum fruit, an earthy richness combined with subtle sweet oak with a light char note. Smoothness and subtle richness are a feature of the palate. Generous fruit flavours of dark berries and ripe plums with a hint of spice are combined with gentle, sweet chary oak. Soft fine grained tannins complement the lingering fruit flavours. A superb red wine for all occasions.
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Katnook Estate is one of the most esteemed domains in Australia's premier red wine district, the Coonawarra

Its vineyards, planted in prime Terra Rossa soil, span 330 hectares in the heart of this comparatively small and remote region in the south east corner of South Australia. From here come red wines that have contributed to Coonawarra's international reputation and white wines with equally distinctive attributes.

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Wines produced include both the Riddoch range and that named after the place itself, the prestigious Katnook Estate range. Katnook Estate wines take their name from the domain where they are grown and made. They are limited release wines of great intensity of flavour, made with fastidious attention to detail.

Fruit for these single varietal wines is specially selected from older, distinguished sites in the company's extensive vineyards. Concentrated flavours, fine balance and integrity of regional and varietal character, are all hallmarks of the Katnook Estate range which includes a Chardonnay Brut, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and most recently Shiraz. A very small quantity of dessert wine is also made when conditions are favourable.

Katnook Estate wines have an enviable record of awards. They will be found on some of the best wine lists, and in some of the finest cellars, in the world, (often with several vintages of the same variety), representing the best from Australia's renowned Coonawarra wine district.

Katnook

Katnook Founder's Block wines are named after the original land holding of John Riddoch, founder of Coonawarra. In 1890 Riddoch established the Coonawarra Fruit Colony at his property "Katnook" and thus one of Australia's leading wine districts was born. In 1980 winemaker Wayne Stehbens made his first vintage on the property which was by then renamed "Katnook Estate".

Katnook's Riddoch label was launched in 1980 and named in honour of the founder of Coonawarra, John Riddoch. They are made entirely from estate grown fruit. Katnook Founder's Block is a natural progression for Katnook Estate, an introduction to Katnook Estate for many and, an informal drinking wine for Katnook Estate devotees. Riddoch wines have accumulated many awards over the years including the famous Jimmy Watson Trophy for Riddoch 1986 Cabernet Shiraz. They are widely available in Australia and internationally and represent remarkable value for those looking for a wine with the stamp of Coonawarra and the pedigree of Katnook Estate.

The aim behind Riddoch wines is to capture the essential characteristics of Coonawarra in a harmonious, early drinking, forward fruit style priced for regular enjoyment. There are seven wines in the range; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot and a Sparkling Shiraz. The grapes for all are selectively harvested to give the winemaker an array of flavours and characters for blending.

Faldo wines were launched in 2000 and named in honour of legendary golfer Nick Faldo. They are made entirely from estate grown fruit. The winemaking team is headed by Tony Milanowski. The aim behind Faldo wines is to capture the essential characteristics of Coonawarra in a harmonious, early drinking, forward fruit style priced for regular enjoyment. There are three wines in the range: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

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