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KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra 2021

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KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra 2021 KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra 2021

KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra 2021

KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra
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KATNOOK ESTATE Chardonnay, Coonawarra
  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: KEC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Coonawarra


The first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.


The historic Katnook Estate was originally owned by John Riddoch, the founding father of Coonawarra and the Coonawarra Fruit Colony. In the early 20th century, the estate fell to pasture until 1970, when vines were once again planted. In 1979 current chief winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, produced the first commercial vintage for over 80 years. Many of the 198 hectares of plantings are anchored on classic terra rossa soils over limestone and sandy loams and transitional dark clays. Best known for their Estate and Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, Katnook also produces Riesling, Chardonnay, Malbec and Tempranillo from its extensive vineyard holdings.
ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289