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Estate Shiraz, Coriole

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. Coriole Shiraz is 100% estate grown with the majority of vines 50 years old.

The 2019 Estate Shiraz shows abundant fruit flavours that Coriole's 50-year-old vineyards provide. Aromas of mulberry, blackberry, chocolate and plum. The palate is bright and full bodied with succulent tannins and great concentration of dark-berried fruit. A classic example from a superb vintage.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.4 %

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Duncan Lloyd

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The 2019 vintage at Coriole had dry weather, resulting in one of their smallest vintages ever. Yields were down, particularly with Shiraz and Cabernet, but the wines show impressive depth and balance.

Vinification details

Made in the traditional manner; fermented in open tanks and hand plunged, and matured in French oak hogsheads.

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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Medium to full-bodied, spicy nuances throughout layers of red and black fruit, lifts on the textured, juicy, finish.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Estate Shiraz, Coriole

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. Coriole Shiraz is 100% estate grown with the majority of vines 50 years old.

The 2017 Estate Shiraz beautifully demonstrates the mixture of fruitfulness and savoury elements that Coriole's 50-year-old vineyards provide. The nose shows cherry, bitter chocolate and aniseed spice. The palate is bright and full bodied with succulent tannins and great concentration of fruit.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

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

This wine is made in the traditional manner; fermented in open tanks and hand plunged, matured in French oak hogsheads.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 94 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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Estate Shiraz, Coriole

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. Coriole Shiraz is 100% estate grown with the majority of vines 50 years old.

The 2016 Estate Shiraz offers abundant aromas of mulberry, dark cherry bitter chocolate and subtle hints of mahogany and gamey meats. The palate is bright and engaging showing plump dark fruit and red berries and savoury, earthy notes framed by elegant yet persistent tannins. A medium- to full-bodied Shiraz displaying quintessential McLaren Vale dark fruits and spice.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.55

ACIDITY

6.5 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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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; 60-70mm rain fell, followed by an unusually cool February with an average of 19.5°C. Gentle ripening continued and picking was slow paced and orderly.

Vinification details

This wine is made in the traditional manner; fermented in open tanks and hand plunged, matured in French oak hogsheads.

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 flavoursome wine, fuller bodied with good acid-tannin balance, and a certain restraint, which is great.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Estate Shiraz, Coriole

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. Coriole Shiraz is 100% estate grown with the majority of vines 50 years old.

Aromas of raspberry and mulberry with subtle notes of cured meat, clove and cedar. The palate is plush, framed by earthy, persistent tannins. A medium- to full-bodied Shiraz displaying quintessential McLaren Vale dark fruits, and spice.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.46

ACIDITY

6.6 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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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.

Vinification details

This wine is made in the traditional manner; fermented in open tanks and hand plunged, aged in French oak hogsheads.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 93 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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... a pitch-perfect expression of modern McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Estate Shiraz, Coriole

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. Coriole Shiraz is 100% estate grown with the majority of vines 50 years old.

The aroma is lifted with notes of plum, mocha and spice. The palate is rich and complex with juicy red and black fruits, spice and integrated oak. An elegant, full-bodied style with depth and balance, typical of Coriole's Estate Grown range.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

BOTTLED DATE

December 2014

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vinification details

Grapes were both hand and machine harvested before de-stemming and crushing, with a portion left as whole berries. Fermentation took place in stainless steel and concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine was then transferred to oak barrels for 16 months’ maturation.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 94 pts
eRobertParker.com: 93 pts
JamesSuckling.com: 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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