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2018 Coriole Piquepoul

McLaren Vale, SA

Australia's first Piquepoul but most importantly a deliciously different drink!

$25.00

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About
We planted Australia’s first Piquepoul vineyard in 2010 after falling in love with this delightful southern French Variety.

Mark Lloyd, owner

About The Wine

Here's a wine that's become quite a hit at the Coriole cellar door apparently.

Piquepoul (Picpoul) can be both a white or red skinned grape which originates from the Rhone Valley in France. Coriole's is white and it's a heck of a lot of fun to drink. This is a step up in quality from the inaugural vintage, tracking in a great direction.

This is a crisp dry white with a little added interest, if you're a Riesling fan, Semillon fan, or even Grüner Veltliner, you'll be all over this.

It's the perfect match to freshly shucked oysters, as many who have been to the Coriole cellar door will attest.

About Coriole

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.

The stunning Coriole vineyard
The stunning Coriole vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Piquepoul has long been a favourite of the Lloyd Family and was selected as having potential as a new variety for McLaren Vale. We imported the cuttings from a nursery in southern France and had our first release in 2015.

The variety has proven itself to be well suited to our Mediterranean climate and has found a new home in the Vale. Its fresh acidity and lively texture make it a great accompaniment for Seafood, particularly oysters and other shellfish.

Blend : Piquepoul (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Visionary vigneron, Mark Lloyd
Visionary vigneron, Mark Lloyd
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Lemon barley, lime some more flesh than the last release. It finish crisp and dry, with a saline lick and a hint of wheatgerm. Somewhere in the Riesling, Gris, Gruner territory but not quite any of them. - Different Drop Wine Team

92Points
The Wine Front

"The first piquepoul vineyard in modern Australian wine history was planted by Coriole in 2010. No slouches in the inventive grape variety department. The resulting wine is delicate, light and fresh.Pristine white wine of shy, gentle nature, but very thirst-quenching and generally drinkable is the gist. Light, green apple scents and flavours, a puff of talc, a whiff of faint honey in a breeze, all set to a lightly crisp texture. Refreshing is a good by-word. This is brilliant drinking, and its gentle nature has you back to the glass quickly. Just. So. Nice. Kudos." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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