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