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KATNOOK ESTATE Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2010

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KATNOOK ESTATE Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2010

Concentrated and powerful, Katnook Odyssey is a benchmark style with beautifully intense, pure, blackcurrant aromas, mocha oak complexity, superb volume and dense chocolaty tannins. The Odyssey verges on the essence of Coonawarra style yet manages to achieve remarkable balance and minerality. This highly prized Coonawarra wine is selected from the most outstanding parcels of intense Cabernet fruit, from specific vineyard rows planted on rich clay terra rossa loams over a thick hard layer of limestone. After vinification in small batch fermenters, maturation takes place over approximately 36 to 40 months in a combination of new French and new American barriques. Some parcels are "double oaked" to increase flavour complexity. The maturation regime is intuitive to the character of the vintage.
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Concentrated and powerful, Katnook Odyssey is a benchmark style with beautifully intense, pure, blackcurrant aromas, mocha oak complexity, superb volume and dense chocolaty tannins. The Odyssey verges on the essence of Coonawarra style yet manages to achieve remarkable balance and minerality. This highly prized Coonawarra wine is selected from the most outstanding parcels of intense Cabernet fruit, from specific vineyard rows planted on rich clay terra rossa loams over a thick hard layer of limestone. After vinification in small batch fermenters, maturation takes place over approximately 36 to 40 months in a combination of new French and new American barriques. Some parcels are "double oaked" to increase flavour complexity. The maturation regime is intuitive to the character of the vintage.
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: KEOCS
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 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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