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Coriole

A seriously good sangio.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole Vineyards with the first plantings in 1985, now some of the oldest in the country.

The 2015 vintage is Coriole’s 29th consecutive Sangiovese release. The nose is bright with lifted aromatics of briar fruits, blackcurrant and morello cherry; enticing aromas that tantalise and excite the palate. The mouthfeel is soft, offering generous fruit flavours that are balanced with gentle, savoury, mouth-filling tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.30

ACIDITY

6.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Sangiovese

HARVEST DATE

February 2015

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vintage conditions

The 2015 vintage was not only ahead of schedule but also swift! Average temperatures were below normal for December and January and the warm dry spring from 2014 led to early flowering and subsequently, an early vintage starting the first week of February. The quality of the wines coming out of the 2015 vintage is excellent with lofty aromas and flavour punctuated by high natural and bright acidity.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 95 pts

Green credentials

No mains water is used; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention, with a move to organic viticulture in place.

 

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The '85 pioneer of Sangiovese in Australia.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole Vineyards with the first plantings in 1985, now some of the oldest in the country.

The nose is bright and aromatic with red fruits, cherry, musk and earth. The palate is fresh and approachable showing an upfront softness which leads into a tight, chalky finish. A medium-bodied, savoury wine that has fine balance and good length, this is the 27th consecutive release of Coriole's Sangiovese.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.39

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Sangiovese

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

BOTTLED DATE

June 2014

TIME IN OAK

6 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vinification details

Grapes were machine harvested before de-stemming and crushing, with a portion left as whole berries. Fermentation took place in both stainless steel and concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine was then transferred to oak barrels for 6 months’ maturation.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 95 pts
Wine Merchant Top 100 Winner 2015

Green credentials

No mains water is used; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention, with a move to organic viticulture in place.

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