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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
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

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
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

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