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Katnook’s medal haul at IWSC
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Katnook Estate has collected eight Silver Medals (including three Best in Class) and three Bronze at one on the world’s most prestigious wine competitions, the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
The International Wine & Spirit Competition is unique in that it undertakes a rigorous two-stage judging through blind tasting and technical analysis. It receives over 5000 entries from 50 countries.
Katnook Odyssey 2002, Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2005 & Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007 were all awarded Silver (Best in Class) while the Katnook Prodigy 2003, Katnook Estate Cabernet 2004, Katnook Estate Shiraz 2005, Katnook Estate Merlot 2005 and Katnook Founder’s Block Chardonnay 2005 all secured Silver Medals.
Bronze Medals were awarded to Katnook Founder’s Block Cabernet 2005, Katnook Founder’s Block Merlot 2004 and Katnook Founder’s Block Shiraz 2005.
“It’s a big thrill to be recognised in international competitions and world class wine shows. We received an impressive 100% strike rate of Silver Medals for our Katnook Estate range and four out of five for our Katnook Founder’s Block range,” enthused Senior Winemaker, Wayne Stehbens.
“Of all the wines, I’m really pleased with the performance of the Katnook Founder’s Block range particularly the Chardonnay. This range retails for around $20 and is holding its own amongst the best in the world,” says Stehbens.
Katnook Founder’s Block was launched in 2005 and is a range of elegant and fruit driven wines bottled under screw cap. The wines display the depth and distinctive regional character for which Katnook Estate is renowned.
Katnook Estate wines are made from selected parcels of grapes grown in distinguished sites in the company’s 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards, exhibiting the most intense regional and varietal characters.