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Katnook Estate

Founder's Block Chardonnay-Botrytis 2001 375ml

Founder's Block Chardonnay-Botrytis 2001 375ml

Cellar Door exclusive - a luscious dessert wine, this wine is ideal chilled. Vintage conditions allowed the development of the noble rot, which concentrated sugar in the grapes and yielded delicious apricot flavours.

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SKU: 010433421S
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
23 May - 30 May 2001.
6.9 g/L
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Residual Sugar
75 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
2001 vintage was warm and dry, then March and April temperatures fell to well below average. Occasional rain towards the end of vintage initiated the coveted Botrytis Cinerea on the grapes. Although rare in Coonawarra, this combination of cool, heavy early morning mists and sunny days in late May provided ideal conditions for noble rot to thrive and concentrate grape flavours.
Winemaker Notes
Brilliant yellows and tints of straw green colour. Complex and classic botrytis wine aromas with zesty citrus, cumquat and marmalade, honeyed floral nectar and light toffee. A richly layered palate showing liquor cumquats and marmalade citrus fruits with honeyed, toasty notes. The plush palate is complemented by a fresh zesty lingering finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This unique wine style is ideal chilled as an aperitif with Foie gras, pâté or Terrine and fresh crusty French loaf, or can be enjoyed with a wide range of fruit based desserts and puddings.
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(24/05/2016 at 9:37 AM)
Absolute bang for your buck, could easily charge twice as much and still taste as sweet

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