Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo - Mendoza, Argentina
Consultant Winemaker: Alberto Antonini

If you have been searching for an early drinking, fruit forward, flavoursome, well balanced, food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon - look no further than this honest, expression from Chakana. It has to be repeated that every bottle I have tried since working with this brand for several years now, have excited the taste buds of my friends and matched many a cuisine moment. The fruit for this wine comes from grapes grown on Chakana’s 150 hectare estate in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo - Mendoza at 960 metres above sea level.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Patrick Stowe

Patrick literally broke ground in Nelson, pulling out an orchard and planting a new vineyard called Rimu Grove back in 1995 on the point above the scenic Waimea Estuary. Patrick's search for the ultimate expression of 'terroir' is reflected in his wines: a synergy of Nelson sunshine, Moutere clay gravels, maritime microclimate and an incredible attention to detail.
A changeable cold and windy spring season produced a variable fruit-set for the Pinot Noir resulting in 30-40% less crop.

 

Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Coonawarra, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Wayne Stehbens

Katnook 'Founder's Block' wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. I quiet often find myself enjoying a bottle of Founder's Block with a varied range of dishes at home with friends, as it is so approachable for everyday drinking, designed to showcase the ripe fruit characters of Coonawarra. This is an honest wine, fruit driven, harmonious and true to its 'terroir' and grape varietal.

 

Grape Varietals: 90% Shiraz, 10% Mourvèdre
Growing Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Dean Hewitson

Dean has access to some outstanding old vine grape parcels, from vineyards grown on red soil over limestone, the classic 'terra-rossa' vineyards; provide the quality fruit for this Ned & Henry's Shiraz / Mourvèdre.
Traditionally grown, low cropping vines produce the rich flavours and expressive tannins found in this wine. After careful fermentation the wine was then pressed into selected French oak barriques, where the wine also went through malolactic fermentation.