Katnook Founder's Block Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 6pk NV
Katnook is one of the oldest and most acclaimed producers of fine Coonawarra wine. With a history dating back to 1896, it has estate vineyards in the heart of the famed soils on the Riddoch highway. Winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, made every single vintage of Katnook up until his passing in 2017; a remarkable achievement. Katnook Estate has two wines in the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine (VII 2018).
Katnook Founder's Block Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV
Katnook Founder’s Block Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir is a delicious bubbly with more complexity and depth than generally seen at this price. It has a gorgeous russet hue and a deliciously savoury palate, with plenty of yeast and toasty nuances. The bead is fine, and the palate is creamy. It is a chardonnay-dominant blend with its depth coming from the use of reserve wines in the base blend. And about a quarter of the wine was aged in old barrels prior to secondary fermentation. It makes a lovely aperitif but is equally good with food.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: The Real Review (November 2017)