Barolo, Coonawarra

One of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions often referred to as “the Burgundy of Italy”. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.

The appellation of Barolo is located in the south of the state of Piedmont in the very north-west of Italy. The town of Barolo for which the region is named is located in the Monferrato foothills, which are a set of picturesque rolling hillsides and bordered to the north and west by the Tanaro River. The whole region sits about half-way between the major port of north-west Italy, Genoa to the south-east, and capital city Turin to the north-west. The heart of the Barolo vineyard zone, established in 1896, covers the parishes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba and Barolo itself, and is supplemented by parts of the townships of Novello, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour, added in 1934 to the official regional classification, and then by Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi added in 1966.

The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.

The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.

Records show that Nebbiolo has been grown in Piedmont since at least the 13th century, though despite this long history and the high quality of the wines it can produce, it is not grown in many other wine regions. For the grape grower and winemaker, making great wine out of Nebbiolo is a balancing act; it naturally possesses an incredibly high amount of acidity, and the thick skins transfer a huge amount of thick, chalky tannins into the wine. Balancing these two elements, as well as enticing out the enchanting ‘tar and roses’ notes from the grapes is the key to good Nebbiolo.
Located some 380km south of Adelaide, Coonawarra in is in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia and is renowned for producing some of Australia's finest Cabernet Sauvignons on the famed 'Terra Rossa' soils. The region has a long history, with the first vines planted by John Riddoch back in 1890.

The Coonawarra subregion is a slim 2km by 5km strip along the coastline of South Australia, on a shallow limestone ridge over bright red 'terra rossa' soils. Located just 60km from the sea, the region is exposed to a moderate maritime climate, not unlike that of Bordeaux, so it's no surprise that Cabernet thrives.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the region producing rich full-bodied wines packed full of blackcurrant and plummy fruit and the structure for long-term cellaring. Not to be forgotten, the region has the limestone soils suitable for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling also.
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  1. Zilzie 'Coonawarra' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    WINNER- Gold Medal, Limestone Coast Wine show. The Zilzie Regional Collection showcases textbook examples of varietal & regional expressions whilst being excellent value for money. Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, and this wine is a wonderful expression of the ... Learn More
  2. Zilzie 'Coonawarra' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    The Zilzie Regional Collection showcases textbook examples of varietal & regional expressions whilst being excellent value for money. Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, and this wine is a wonderful expression of the style. A rich nose of blackcurrants, plums ... Learn More
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  3. Patrick P Series Limestone Coast Field Blend Rose 2019
    " After countless customer requests (mostly from my Mum and my Wife) to bring back our Rosé, it is great to have one back in the range. In the early days of the business our Estate and Toccas Rosé's had ... Learn More
  4. Parker Favourite Son Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    The polish and vibrancy in this Parker Coonawarra Estate Favourite Son Cabernet Sauvignon are well married with supportive oak handling and grippy tannins ... Learn More
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  5. United Cellars Selection 'Coonawarra Cabernet By Tom Barry' 2018
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Cabernet made exclusively for United Cellars by 3rd generation wine maker, Tom Barry. Blackcurrant and dried herbs on the nose with hints of smoke. Juicy cassis, raspberry and blackberry ... Learn More
  6. United Cellars Selection 'Coonawarra Cabernet By Tom Barry' 2017
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Cabernet made exclusively for United Cellars by 3rd generation wine maker, Tom Barry. Blackcurrant and dried herbs on the nose with hints of smoke. Juicy cassis, raspberry and blackberry ... Learn More
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  7. Di Giorgio Family Coonawarra Barrel Reserve Cabernet 2015
    2015 Barrel Selected Cabernet from the Coonawarra ... Learn More
  8. Leconfield Front Twenty Coonawarra Cabernet 2017
    Produced from the best and oldest vines in the estate "The Front Twenty" is the crown jewel of the Leconfield Cabernet's. Sourced from the Old Vine material, it is rich and powerful with depth and length. ... Learn More
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  9. Patrick Of Coonawarra Cellar Release Riesling 2012
    An incredibly highly awarded wine, including; Trophy: Sydney Top 100 2018, Top Gold: International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018, 5 stars and Top in Category: Winestate 2018, Gold: Canberra International Wine Show 2018, Gold: Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018, as well as 9.6/10 form wine judge Max Crus ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Maturation for 13 months in 50% French (10% new) and 50% older American oak barriques has added complexity and suppleness. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak. Vibrant dark berry fruits and hints of blackcurrant combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and ... Learn More
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  11. Katnook Estate Merlot 2016
    Lavishly flavoured yet supple, this powerhouse rendition should appeal to many a Merlot devotee. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak on the nose. Plum, coffee and cedar combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and cedar. Complex layers ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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  12. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    The Black Label Cabernet is one of the most consistent wines produced in South Australia. This Cabernet has a history of ageing gracefully for decades. Peak Drinking: Now - 2034+ ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  13. Wynns Black Label Shiraz 2012
    Despite being a relatively recent addition to the Wynns range of wines the Black Label Shiraz has a strong pedigree as Wynns is in the fortunate position of having holdings of some of Coonawarra's oldest Shiraz vines ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  14. Parker Estate Terra Rossa Merlot 2010
    The dry nature of this area produces low-yielding vines where the fruit is highly concentrated in flavour, resulting in vibrant and elegant styles of wines. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  15. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Year-in and year-out this is wine is a cellar staple, and consistently over-performs for the price. For some extra value, each bottle comes with a gift box, vacuum pump and bottle stopper! Wild berries, black olive and rhubarb notes. Fragrant ... Learn More
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  16. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    The Black Label Cabernet is one of the most consistent wines produced in South Australia. This Cabernet has a history of ageing gracefully for decades. Peak Drinking: Now - 2030+ ... Learn More
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  17. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    The Black Label Cabernet is one of the most consistent wines produced in South Australia. This Cabernet has a history of ageing gracefully for decades. Peak Drinking: Now - 2030+ ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  18. Katnook Estate Coonawarra Shiraz 2007
    Katnook Estate cabernet is matured for 22 months in both French and American oak – but this 2008 version is far more fruit driven than many of its past releases. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  19. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    The Black Label Cabernet is one of the most consistent wines produced in South Australia. This Cabernet has a history of ageing gracefully for decades. Peak Drinking: Now - 2030+ ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  20. Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Blend 2015
    A wine of elegance displaying the unique characters of Coonawarra. Lifted rich perfune of black currants, mocha, spices and cedar. Concentrated palate of rich fruit with excellent tanin and acid balance. Very focussed wine providing immense pleasure to any fan ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  21. Gd Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2018
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright deep purple red hue. A fragrant nose of ripe, freshly crushed berries combines with hints of violets, subtle liquorice, inky earth and spice scents. Juicy and vibrant the palate is filled ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  22. Zema Estate Shiraz 2001
    n excellent example of Coonawarra Shiraz which has been matured in French and American oak for 16 months. Opaque black crimson colour with mauve hue. The nose is delightful, with perfumed aroma of earth, plum, spice and vanilla. On the palate, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  23. Bowen Estate Shiraz 2001
    Full, bright garnet-red. Astonishingly concentrated, musky and peppery aromas of cassis, red cherry and plum, tightly married with lightly smoky oak tones of cedar and chocolate. Offers a concentrated core of pristine blackberry, raspberry and plum flavors interwoven with toasty ... Learn More
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  24. Jack Estate Mythology Shiraz 2012
    Jack Estate are a relative newcomer to Coonawarra wine and own a relatively small vineyard planted 1962, though their first wines hit the scene in 2012. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  25. Murdock Coonawarra Cabernet 1999
    Full red-purple; a clean, powerful bouquet with classic blackberry/currant/earth Coonawarra cabernet aromas. The palate has ripe, but not jammy fruit, almost velvety; cassis and mulberry flavours dominate, fine tannins on the finish. Double gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2000, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  26. Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
    Generously proportioned and voluminous all thanks to Bruce Gregory's intuitive winemaking and selection. Universally regarded as one of Coonawarra’s greatest wines it continues to win trophies and medals throughout Australia and the world. The wine has a wonderful deep ... Learn More
  27. Majella Shiraz 2002
    The Majella Shiraz first appeared in 1991 and has since acquired a reputation as one of Coonawarra’s finest Shiraz’s. Generously proportioned and voluminous all thanks to Bruce Gregory's intuitive winemaking and selection. This 2002 release is no exception! Deep, dark ... Learn More
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  28. Patrick Of Coonawarra Cellar Release Home Block Cabernet 2010
    Matured in French oak for 28 months. Totally opaque black dark red core with a deep dark red hue. The olfactory senses are filled with intense ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and bay leaf aromas followed by vanillin cedar, earth, a hint of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  29. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017 375ml (Pre arrival ETA May 2021)
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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  30. Majella Coonawarra Shiraz 2000
    Top Gold Medal: Limestone Coast Wine Show 2002 ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  31. Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Swagger and substance. It’s not the most elegant wine but it’s lengthy and polished and ripped with fruit and tannin. Blackcurrant, redcurrant, boysenberry and an ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  32. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  33. Orlando St Hugo Cabernet 2000
    Excellent varietal delineation; cassis, mulberry and blackcurrant married with attractive oak and fine tannins; elegant. - James Halliday Bright nose of cassis, plum and smoky oak, with baked earth in the background. Full bodied, quite voluptuous, velvet texture. Saturated cassis, ... Learn More
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  34. Zema Estate 'Family Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
    n excellent example of Coonawarra Shiraz which has been matured in French and American oak for 16 months. Opaque black crimson colour with mauve hue. The nose is delightful, with perfumed aroma of earth, plum, spice and vanilla. On the palate, ... Learn More
  35. Zema Estate 'Family Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    Medium to full red-purple; sweet dark berry/blackberry fruit plus a hint of varietal earth on the bouquet leads into a powerful, fairly austere Cabernet Sauvignon with that savoury/earthy edge typical of Coonawarra, particularly as the wine starts to ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  36. Brands Laira Stentiford Reserve Old Vine Shiraz 1999
    Major colour shift to red-purple; the clean, moderately intense bouquet has plenty of ripe cherry fruit, neatly balanced by French oak. The palate represents a seachange, having great fruit, structure and finesse, along with convincing depth. ... Learn More
  37. Peppertree Reserve Coonawarra Merlot 1998
    This wine exhibits all the hallmarks of a great Merlot. It has intense varietal fruit characters with an elegant, well structured palate. ... Learn More
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  38. Petaluma Reserve Coonawarra Merlot 1998
    Brian Croser reports that the “ 1998 vintage was significantly cooler at 1401 degrees Celsius heat summation as against the districts average of 1414 degrees Celsius.” Both the Petaluma Merlot vineyards were drought affected which resulted in a diminished berry size “to the smallest ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  39. Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. It’s a thing of beauty and it no longer seems overly oaked. Indeed it seems modestly oaked, and nicely balanced. It tastes deliciously of roasted nuts ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  40. Zema Estate 'Family Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    Medium to full red-purple; sweet dark berry/blackberry fruit plus a hint of varietal earth on the bouquet leads into a powerful, fairly austere Cabernet Sauvignon with that savoury/earthy edge typical of Coonawarra, particularly as the wine starts to ... Learn More
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