2023 Coriole Negroamaro

Coriole |McLaren Vale |Negroamaro
Small batch release of another intriguing Italian from Coriole.

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The Lloyds have always been huge ambassadors for the potential of Italian varieties in the Vale, and Negroamaro may prove to be the equal of their famous Sangiovese releases.

Negroamaro is a spicy, medium-bodied red variety that pairs perfectly with rich pastas or cured meats. This variety is famous for having a super explosive nose and vibrant, spicy palate - the Lloyds have brought a lovely version to the table.

Enjoy now or over the medium term.

93 points
"This is a very good showing of Negroamaro. It’s kind of steely, with blood orange and a juicy sweet and sour finish of good length. Bang on."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

A fragrant and juicy wine showing true amaro character.

Negroamaro is a fairly new variety for Coriole, and has shown itself to be quite a light, fragrant, medium-bodied red from McLaren Vale. The name Negroamaro translates to "black and bitter" but this certainly doesn't describe the wine - while it does have some lovely amaro bitter herb like characters, it's very fragrant with soft tannin.

With great depth of flavour, this interesting wine has an attractive complexity with flavours ranging from those herbal bitter elements to floral lavender and rose characters.

On a hot day, Negroamaro could enjoy half an hour in the fridge to slightly chill the wine to cellar temperature.

93 points - "This is a very good showing of Negroamaro. It has all the varietal touchstones of black jellybean, bitter almond, dried herbs and sour cherry fruit. Tannin has a gentle scratchiness, and the acidity is vibrant but settled into a core of blue and black fruit. It’s kind of steely, with blood orange and a juicy sweet and sour finish of good length. Bang on." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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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