2022 Dune Pyla

A very modern, perfectly balanced and utterly delicious McLaren Vale red blend.
3.3
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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A new age McLaren Vale red wine here from the notable Lloyd family of Coriole fame. The brothers Duncan and Peter have forged a new project from their Blewitt Springs vineyard, and their whole range proves to be all killer no filler.

Italian varieties have become one of the great stories of McLaren Vale, with Coriole doing plenty to champion these sun-loving grapes. Here, Nero d'Avola takes centre stage, surrounded by Negroamaro & Montepulciano as well as Rhone classics Carignan and Mourvedre.

It's savoury, spicy and full of lush McLaren Vale dark fruit. Not a foot wrong so far from this exciting rising McLaren Vale project.

94 points
"Varieties here include nero, carignan, negroamaro, montepulciano, grenache and mourvedre. A righteous blend, reflective of the sort of wine much of Australia should be making. McLaren Vale does a good job, and this producer is an exemplar. Lilacs, pithy red cherries, dried thyme, cloves and lavender. The tannins are Mediterranean-gritty and beautifully detailed. This is a wonderful wine to drink with gusto on a daily basis."
- Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

Our PYLA vineyard sits at the bottom of our hillside and is planted to Nero d'Avola, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Negroamaro with smaller amounts of Montepulciano and Grenache. The varieties are handpicked and fermented with a high proportion of whole berries. After ferment the wine is put to seasoned oak barrels for 10 months prior to bottling.

Intensely perfumed with floral lift, sweet herbs, ripe cherry and a campari like note. The palate is long and concentrated with fine graceful tannin, medium bodied and with great refreshment.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Nero d'Avola, Carignan, Mourvedre, Negroamaro, Montepulciano, Grenache
ABV: 13.50%

94 Points - "Varieties here include nero, carignan, negroamaro, montepulciano, grenache and mourvedre. A righteous blend, reflective of the sort of wine much of Australia should be making. McLaren Vale does a good job, and this producer is an exemplar. Lilacs, pithy red cherries, dried thyme, cloves and lavender. The tannins are Mediterranean-gritty and beautifully detailed. This is a wonderful wine to drink with gusto on a daily basis. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

Customer Reviews

3.3
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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    Medium bodied, very easy to drink and still complex enough to keep you coming back for more. One of my favourites this year!

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great wine for price

    Huge fan of this wine for the price! I like Carignan and Mourvèdre so tend try blends when I see these varieties mixed in. It’s light to medium body, needs an hour or more to really open up and, I served in Zalto glasses for pre dinner drinks with blue cheese and Manchego . Would definitely buy again.

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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    Just OK

    I figured a McLaren Vale wine on Different Drop would be a good bet. This wine wasn't a stand out, however.

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Dune

Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

Duncan and Peter Lloyd in the Dune vineyard - McLaren Vale, SA Dune

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