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Region: 100% Coonawarra | Single vineyard
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No expense has been spared to make the best wine possible: these grapes were grown with only organic additions in the vineyard (for the past ten years), and minimal intervention, with only 4 organic sprays for the season.
A tiny 1 tonne per acre was grown, and aged in 100% new fine grain French Grand Reserve Hogshead (300 litre) barrels for 26 months.
A dense, deep mocha and blackberry wine, with velvety tannins. The colour is still a deep red with purple hues, so will hold colour well for the next 20 years.
James Halliday – Tasting notes
“Estate-grown, matured in French oak (some obviously new) for 26 months, custom made, strongly branded bottles. Deeply coloured, the flavours range through cassis, choc mint and strong pencilly oak. The tannins are substantial due to small berries and bunches – the wine cries out for time.” 94 Points – James Halliday
lovely wine, Cool and wet yr made for slow ripening intense fruit 2 yrs French oak. 5 silver 1 gold 5*winestste. Rated the 2010 Vintage.
Sweet red fruit
Sweet red fruits with powerful tannins. Rated the 2006 Vintage
wow … Wow … WOW
I’ve been a fan of Koonara wines since accidentally visiting their cellar door in the Coonawarra and have never been disappointed with any of their wines. The depth, colour, complexity have all been wonderful and have continued to improve with cellaring. I am yet to open any of this vintage but look forward to it over the next five to ten years!
Five stars Koonara
Smooth tannins, soft texture
The fruit is coming from their best vineyard, strict yield control. 26 months in new French oak gives it a lovely bouquet- vanilla,blueberry jam, earthy. Rusty hue. Dry,medium body, well balanced. Smooth tannins, soft texture. Oak is evident, mocha, blueberry. Long finish. Rated the 2014 Vintage.
Smooth velvet red
Smooth velvet red, strong oak flavours, dry and not a lot of tannins. Rated the 2013 Vintage
Comes in a box of 24
100% Mount Gambier. Everyone needs a Guardian Angel ...
A vibrant celebration of youthful chardonnay. Crisp and quite dry, it has good length and balance, alive with lemon and lime sherbet.
Mount Gambier is the coldest wine region in mainland Australia, allowing flavours in the grapes to develop longer while still keeping their crispness. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay. The rocky flint under only 10cm of soil helps create a complexity of minerality, flavours and long finish.
Download tasting notes PDF – 2018 vintageDownload tasting notes PDF – 2015 vintage
Est. 1883, the Cape Banks Lighthouse is a significant orange monument 30 mins drive from our vineyards in Mount Gambier. Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex wine - indeed a beacon of a Chardonnay.
2016 is, in our opinion, our best vintage yet. Organically grown grapes are starting to show the beautiful fruit spectrum of cool climate fruit.
50% new French oak Hogshead barrels for 9 months, going through malo-latic (2nd ferment) changing the malo acids into lactic acid, the same as in milk and butter, giving it a creamy mouth feel.
50% select yeast ferment - single ferment only keeping the crisp lime, pink lady apple and mineral notes. This is ‘left on lees’ (the dead yeast after ferment) and is stirred to increase flavours and complexity.
Our 2016 vintage was awarded:
When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘angel’s share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born.
Mount Gambier is the coolest region in mainland Australia, allowing flavours in the grapes to develop longer while still keeping their crispness. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay. A complexity of minerality, flavours and long finish.
Food match: Coconut crusted lobster medallions with chilli and lime zest on a bed of pear, rocket and mango.
Silver - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2019Download tasting notes PDF - 2019 vintageDownload tasting notes PDF - 2018 vintageDownload tasting notes PDF - 2016 vintage
♥ Vegan Friendly
♥ Low in sulphur
♥ Dry wine
♥ No residual sugar
Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex bouquet awash with true Pinot characters. It has hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cherry notes.
Mount Gambier is the perfect spot to create really good Pinot. The temperatures between Mount Gambier and the most famous French Pinot Noir region – Burgundy are extremely similar. If you add all the temperatures of the growing season together (minus 10 degree base temp), it gives you the Biological Effective Degree Days (BEDD). For 1st Cru Areas of Burgundy, the BEDD is 1242 and 1245 for Mt Gambier.
Named after the Cape Banks Lighthouse, which is only 30mins drive from our vineyards, near Carpenter Rocks on South Australia’s rugged South East coastline.
“There is a buzz around pinot grown in Mount Gambier and there’s a good reason for it. Cool growing conditions, rocky, minerally soil, and low-yielding vines contribute to the hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cheery notes. This is a more-ish tribute to the local landscape and begs for foggy evenings, an armchair and plenty of time to waste.” 4 Stars, Katie Spain, Wine Writer Adelaide Advertiser 2019