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The grape variety Nero d'Avola was originally selected in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit-forward, early-drinking style.

Abundant aromas of ripe, red cherries, sage flower and berry bramble. The alluring colour is reminiscent of cherry and juicy red berries. A wonderfully fruit-forward, easy-drinking wine with a velvety, round palate; fine, supple tannins and a delicate, lingering finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

pH

3.56

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Nero d'Avola

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vintage conditions

The winter and spring of 2016 were among the wettest on record which delayed flowering. By early summer some periods of good warm weather encouraged growth but vintage was still looking a month behind 2016 and more in line with an old-fashioned vintage. Several rainfall events in January further delayed vintage and had the Coriole vineyard team working hard. Thankfully the warm and dry weather returned and the harvest proceeded at a leisurely and relaxed pace allowing a long ripening time for maximum flavour development. The wines look outstanding.

Vinification details

Now sourced from three vineyards, two at Coriole and one at the base of the foothills, the Nero vines have really established themselves. The fruit is handpicked and then destemmed. The whole berries are then cold soaked for 4 days before they are brought back to temperature and allowed to ferment naturally. The must is over seeded with yeasts chosen to lift the natural aromatics of the variety. After a brief spell in seasoned oak, the wine is bottled at about 6 months of age.

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 grape variety Nero d'Avola was originally selected in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit-forward, early-drinking style.

A bright and generous nose of redcurrant, berries and cassis. The layered fruit flavours are balanced with dried herb and savoury spice. The supple tannins, juicy flavours and natural acidity create a wonderfully rich and mouth filling wine. Highly drinkable as a young wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Nero d'Avola

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vintage conditions

Conditions in the spring of 2015 were very dry, yet there was impressive vine growth, some old hands saying they had never seen the vineyards looking so good! Above average temperatures in October and December led to predictions of a very early, swift vintage. Ripening, however, slowed in January. 60-70 mm rain fell, followed by an unusually cool February average of 19.5°C. Gentle ripening continued and picking was slow paced and orderly. The resulting wines are excellent; colour is vibrant, aromatics are alluring and the natural balance and mouthfeel is superb.

Vinification details

Now sourced from three vineyards, two at Coriole and one at the base of the foothills, the Nero vines have really established themselves. The fruit is handpicked and then destemmed, resulting in whole berries. These are then cold soaked for four days before they are brought back to temperature and allowed to ferment naturally. The must is over seeded with yeasts chosen to lift the natural aromatics on the variety. After a brief spell in seasoned oak, the wine is bottled at about 6 months of age.

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 grape variety Nero d'Avola was originally selected in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit-forward, early-drinking style.

Displays a bright, generous nose of berries and sage flowers, with a touch of cassis. These carry through to the palate, which is fruity and light to medium bodied with soft and silky tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.48

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Nero d'Avola

HARVEST DATE

March 2015

BOTTLED DATE

September 2015

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vinification details

Grapes were both machine and hand harvested. Fermentation took place in concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine received no oak contact.

Awards

Wine Front: 92 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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