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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 pronounced showing an alluring mix of dark cherry, red berries, rose and dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied with great depth of flavour showing more cherry, raspberry and mixed spice. Fine but firm tannins give the palate great persistence and drive.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.3 g/L

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Sangiovese

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

A cool spring with windy conditions led to a delay in bud-burst, but the season then saw record temperatures in late December. This was followed by a mild January/February and the start of harvest  was 10 days later than 2019. This trend followed throughout the season with the final fruit coming in during mid-April. Yields were below average in shiraz and cabernet but healthy crops on most other varieties. The 2020 reds are displaying bright red-fruited fragrance with great intensity on the palate. The resulting wines have an even tannin structure giving depth and longevity with an elegance of fruit.

Vinification details

So well suited to the McLaren Vale region and over 40 years of experimenting with sites, clones and rootstocks has led to this Sangiovese being an Australian benchmark. Harvested from 12 blocks across Coriole’s four McLaren Vale vineyards; the blending is done in the vineyard to create the optimum expression of McLaren Vale Sangiovese.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. 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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Sangiovese done right. Drinkability meets value.

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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 pronounced showing an alluring mix of red cherry and floral rose, along with a sweet thyme flower lift. The palate is medium bodied with great depth of flavour showing more cherry, raspberry and mixed spice. Fine but firm tannins give the palate great persistence and drive.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Sangiovese

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

So well suited to the McLaren Vale region and over 40 years of experimenting with sites, clones and rootstocks has led to this Sangiovese being an Australian benchmark. Harvested from 12 blocks across Coriole’s four McLaren Vale vineyards; the blending is done in the vineyard to create the optimum expression of McLaren Vale Sangiovese.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. 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.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 92 pts

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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 pronounced showing an alluring mix of dark cherry and floral rose along with aniseed spice and sweet thyme flower lift. The palate is medium bodied with great depth of flavour showing more dark cherry and mixed spice. Fine but firm tannin give the palate great persistence and drive.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.4 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Sangiovese

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

After solid rainfalls during 2017 and early 2018 the vineyards were in good health heading into the growing season. Early spring was cold which led to late budburst and early predictions were for a late vintage. As the season progressed rainfall reduced and the region experienced several warm spells which brought on ripening. A warm dry summer led to much lower yields than initially expected, some bunch weights were half what they were in 2017. Picking started in earnest in mid February and proceeded at a leisurely pace throughout March and into early April. 2018 is a vintage of exceptional quality. The resulting wines are intense and concentrated, the whites rich and flavoursome, the reds structured and complex.

Vinification details

So well suited to the McLaren Vale region and over 40 years of experimenting with sites, clones and rootstocks has led to this Sangiovese being an Australian benchmark. Harvested from 12 blocks across Coriole’s four McLaren Vale vineyards; the blending is done in the vineyard to create the optimum expression of McLaren Vale Sangiovese.

Green credentials

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

A bright and fragrant nose of sour cherry and bay leaf with a whiff of aniseed. The palate is of medium weight with juicy red fruits and sweet herbs framed by chalky tannin and refreshing acidity. An impressive long finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.53

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Sangiovese

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

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.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 95 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. 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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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

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. 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

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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

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. 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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