2020 Coriole Sparta Shiraz

A richer style of McLaren Shiraz perfectly suited to a cosy night in.
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Classic McLaren Shiraz in the best possible sense; deep and leathery, juice and dence, silky but with some grippy tannins.

From a higher elevation than the other Coriole vineyards but still benefiting from that amazing McLaren Vale proximity to the ocean, this shiraz is fruit forward but also fresh. The Coriole Sparta will reward a bit more cellaring but is also entirely happy now especially if it's smashed around a decanter for a bit.

Unashamedly classic Australian shiraz. Boxes. Ticked!

Our Sparta vineyard was planted around 25 years ago on a north facing hillside on the western boundary of our property. The style is bright, rich and full bodied.

The vineyard is surrounded on all sides by Kalamata and Koroneiki olive trees that we process into table olives on the estate. There is a further Greek connection as the property was originally owned by a Greek family who originated from the countryside surrounding Sparta in Greece.

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    A very nice wine to young to drink now save it for a rainy day

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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 his brother Peter as General Manager. The experimentation with emerging varieties continues under their guidance with Nero d'Avola, Negroamaro, and Piquepoul having come into the fold. Coriole never stands still. They are trailblazers who have had a huge impact on the changing face of modern Australian wine.

Winemaker Duncan Lloyd - McLaren Vale, SA Coriole

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