About The Wine
It's no surprise to see McLaren Vale's Coriole leading the way with yet another Italian variety, but that's exactly what they're doing with Nero d'Avola.
'Nero' is one of the emerging varieties rapidly gaining popularity for its suitability to Australian growing conditions and sheer drinkability.
The 2017 is right in the zone for pleasurable any day If you want to see what the fuss is about with this Sicilian sensation without breaking the bank, you can't go wrong here.
It's just a super wine.
Coriole is a McLaren Vale institution.
It's a winery with two sides. On one hand, they craft classic regional versions of Shiraz and Cabernet which are exemplary. On the other, they have been a trailblazer for emerging varieties (Italian varieties, in particular) in Australia.
Owner and winemaker, Mark Lloyd was one of the first in the country to experiment with Sangiovese and Fiano and has been hugely influential in bringing these varieties into the Australian wine zeitgeist.
Today, Mark's son Duncan has taken over the winemaking duties and the experimentation with emerging varieties continues. Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro, Piquepoul have come into the fold.
Coriole never stands still. They are trailblazers that have had a huge impact on the changing face of modern Australian wine.