Katnook Estate – originally named and owned by Coonawarra pioneer John Riddoch – was replanted in 1970. The vines, planted on terra rossa soils over limestone, are trellised on traditional open sprawling canopies. Vinification takes place in closed static fermenters with regular pumping over of floating cap. The wine is allowed to macerate on skins for approximately 14 days before transfer into, depending on vintage, approximately 45-60% new French oak (predominantly medium grained Nevers) for a period of around 24 months before bottling. Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon reflects its strong Coonawarra provenance with plenty of intense blackcurrant mulberry fruit definition, mid palate richness, finely grained tannins and excellent flavour length. The wines have medium to long term cellaring potential.