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    Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Côtes du Rhône. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
    There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

    Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra South Australia
    Founder's Block are fashioned to contemporary tastes, ideally for enthusiasts who know their wine and can appreciate the accessability of a drink early, fruit forward style. Coonawarra and Sauvignon Blanc are old mates who've spent many years together, sharing countless weekend overs around the local cricket pitch. Full of lively fruit flavours, refreshingly unwooded and vitally crisp, Founders Block is a soothing Coonawarra elixir, brimming with gooseberry lemongrass characters, underscored by dainty florals and a fine mineral grip.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $215.00
    Pale straw with light green hues. Appealing fresh varietal herbaceous fruit with light tropical tones, hints of lemongrass, citrus and light florals. Attractive fruity palate with subtle herbaceousness, light goosberry and citrus flavours. A delicious, cleanly flavoured wine with zesty lingering fresh acid finish. Ideal with baked cheese nibbles, oysters and shellfish snacks.
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