Katnook Estate Founders Block Merlot 2017
Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra.
The Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday enjoyment, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to explore the pleasures of Coonawarra wine. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.
Grape Variety: Merlot
Harvest: 28 March - 22 April 2017
pH: 3.41 Acidity: 6.0g/L RS: <2.0g/L Alc/vol:13.5%
Vintage: Compared to recent years, Coonawarra's 2017 vintage was later than usual, with a cool growing season. Overall harvest temperatures were slightly warmer than average, produced outstanding fruit in excellent condition and with strong varietal character.
Oak Maturation: This wine was matured for an average of two months in a combination of older French and American oak barrels.
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or will cellar well up to eight years.
Colour: Deep plum red.
Nose: Dark berries and spiced plum with hints of subtle sweet oak.
Palate: Medium bodied with rich dark berries, ripe plum and hints of chocolate and spice notes. Smooth and supple with fine, lingering tannins.
Food Matching: A versatile wine, fantastic with braised lamb shanks, roast chicken or eggplant parmigiana.
Additional Information: This wine is vegetarian and vegan friendly.