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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by.. Satiations from the nethermost regions»
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»
Adam Marks is a chicken enthusiast. In his pursuit of the ultimate eating fowl, Marks traced a route throughout the barnyards, orchards and vineyards of La Belle France. He ultimately settled on the Harcourt Valley of greater Bendigo to establish his own agricultural concern in 2004. Succulent roasting chickens and ripe juicy apples soon gave way to a range of world class wines, which are defined by their regional eloquence, sublime excellence and bucolic grace. The Vineyard Bress is a place of pristine soils, cheerful livestock and breathtaking pastoral charm. The wines speak for themselves, crafted to the most painstaking, small batch vinification.. Halcyon harvests of harcourt valley»

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
$251.00
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.
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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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.

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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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