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David Wynn introduced cardboard wine casks, flagons and the Airlesflo wine tap to the nation. He is best remembered for re packaging the Coonawarra estate which bears his name and which endures as one of Australia's icon brands. Wynn was a master of his craft and studied oenology at the world renowned Magill wineworks. An astute marketer and talented blender, he also had a keen eye for the land, investing in the ancient John Riddoch fruit colony and planting vines on a challenging site, high atop the lofty latitudes of Valley Eden. Mountadam Vineyards were built from the ground up, with a view to crafting a limited range of well structured, weighty wines, defined by fuller palates and saline, mineral savouryness. The legacy of Eden Valley vineyards planted by Wynn in the 1960s & 1970s, incorporating significant old rootstock and extinct European clones, remains a bespoke choice for adherents of the abstruse, old guard in Australian.. The legacy parcels of mountadam vineyards»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Katnook Founders Block Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block is a story about John Riddoch, patriarch of Coonawarra. While the traditions may have started long ago, Founder's Block are made for today, inviting a modern generation to experience and indulge in the fruit of Coonawarra. Katnook's natural affinity to Cabernet Sauvignon means a well proportioned wine with generous regional fruit character, meaty tannins and long, satisfying finish. An easy partner to a wide range of foods including meat and tomato pasta, marinades and grills or bold recipes with spicy or smokey flavours.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
In 1890 John Riddoch established his Coonawarra Fruit Colony on a property called Katnook, one of Australia's great viticultural districts was born. Founder's Block is a natural progression for Katnook. The wines are genuinely focused on contemporary palates and lifestyle, honest, fruit driven and harmonious. Founder's Block may be for some, an introduction to Katnook Estate, they are also for many Katnook's devotees, their informal drinking wines. Parcels of Cabernet grapes are vinified into an approachable young wine, brimming with Coonawarra character. Finished with minimal oak, a component is aged in a selection of seasoned French and American oak barriques.
Deep ruby red, purple hues. An intense nose of blackcurrant and red fruits with lifted mint characters. A small amount of oak maturation lends deft notes of toast and sweet spice to the bouquet. The well structured palate expresses sweet berry fruit and light oak flavours. Ripe dark berries, plum and dusty mulberry characters abound with a hint of regional mint highlighting the lush palate flavours. Fine grained soft tannins add to the attractive lingering fruit.
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