#NWTW Week 14: Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra (Part One)

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Cheers for kicking this one off Ant…

Confessions of a Wine Geek

Terroir is an intriguing, complex and beguiling concept. At its most basic level it can be translated as “a sense of place”; a wine that tastes of where it comes from. There are few conversations about Burgundy without mention of terroir, then there are the differences between Hermitage and Cote Rotie in the Northern Rhone; or La Morra and Serralunga in Barolo, to name just a few. The wines from these regions have distinctive styles, aromas and flavours that are instantly recognisable. Wine has been produced and lauded from these regions for centuries; the terroir is “understood”.

And what about the New World? I read many articles where winemakers talk about “getting to know and understand their terroir”, but there is one region who’s wines are unmistakable and truly delicious. That region is Coonawarra in South Australia.

Source: www.sevenfields.com.au Source: http://www.sevenfields.com.au

Coonawarra is a sub-region of the Limestone Coast and is synonymous…

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