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KATNOOK ESTATE Prodigy Shiraz, Coonawarra 2002

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KATNOOK ESTATE Prodigy Shiraz, Coonawarra 2002

First made in 1997, Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz typically shows intense raspberry and plum aromas, generous pure-fruit flavours, underlying liquorice spice with finely grained tannins and plenty of flavour length. The wine comprises select parcels of the best fruit from the estate’s 26 hectares of mature Shiraz vineyards anchored in classic terra rossa soils over limestone and transitional dark clays. The wine is small-batch vinified in open fermenters, basket pressed and then matured in new (up to 100%) French and American oak barriques for around 24 to 28 months. Varietal definition and regional expression is captured through detailed vineyard practices, meticulous selection of fruit, intuitive oak maturation and blending.
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First made in 1997, Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz typically shows intense raspberry and plum aromas, generous pure-fruit flavours, underlying liquorice spice with finely grained tannins and plenty of flavour length. The wine comprises select parcels of the best fruit from the estate’s 26 hectares of mature Shiraz vineyards anchored in classic terra rossa soils over limestone and transitional dark clays. The wine is small-batch vinified in open fermenters, basket pressed and then matured in new (up to 100%) French and American oak barriques for around 24 to 28 months. Varietal definition and regional expression is captured through detailed vineyard practices, meticulous selection of fruit, intuitive oak maturation and blending.
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: KEPS
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Coonawarra

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.

Winery KATNOOK ESTATE

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.
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