Coriole McLaren Vale

Coriole McLaren Vale was established by the Lloyd family in 1967, with vineyards of shiraz grapes dating back as far as 1919. The main variety is shiraz, but Coriole McLaren Vale was also the pioneer of other Italian varieties, planting sangiovese in 1985 and the first fiano vineyard in Australia in 2002.

Stretching across 30 hectares of vineyards in the undulating hills of the densely-planted McLaren Vale region, Coriole McLaren Vale is managed by Mark and Paul Lloyd, with Alex Sherrah as the senior winemaker.
The winemaking process is kept very traditional at Coriole McLaren Vale, with red wines mainly open-fermented in stainless steel or old wax-lined concrete tanks. Ferments are hand-plunged, and while new oak is used, many wines such as sangiovese and the Coriole Redstone Shiraz are specifically matured in older oak to gain maturity with minimum contribution of oak flavour and extract in the wine.

Coriole McLaren Vale owns and manages the majority of the vineyards where its grapes are sourced, and each block or part-block is processed separately to maximise on the potential of the fruit within the region. This also allows the wine quality to be linked to the vineyard management of each block.

The winery also produces delicious olive oil and table olives, with the first olive oil bottled in 1989. Coriole McLaren Vale’s extra-virgin olive oil is made in a robust style, with grassy aromatic notes and very fresh apple and spice characters with modest pungency and bitterness. It is one of Australia’s first and finest quality extra-virgin olive oils, available from the winery’s cellar door.

Known for its cottage gardens, extensive lawns and great views of the McLaren Vale wine region, Coriole McLaren Vale is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, and soak up the best this region has to offer.

TASTING NOTES

2014 Coriole Chenin Blanc

A lifted aromatic nose of apple and rose petal. The palate is fresh, juicy and textural with tropical fruit and white peach. A full-flavoured yet delicate white wine showing the great distinctiveness of chenin blanc. Chenin blanc is Coriole McLaren Vale’s principal white variety and was first planted in 1977.

2013 Coriole Sangiovese

The nose is bright and aromatic – red fruits, cherry, musk and earth. The palate is fresh and approachable showing an upfront softness, which leads into a tight, chalky finish. A medium-bodied, savoury wine that has fine balance and good length.

2012 Coriole Estate Shiraz

The nose is fresh and lifted with spice, mocha and blackberry. The palate is soft, round and plush with bright and juicy red and black fruits and integrated oak. An elegant, medium- to full-bodied style that finishes long and balanced.

2014 Coriole Fiano

The nose is lifted and aromatic with white peach, nectarine and citrus. The palate is fresh and clean with some typical fiano richness. Stone fruit and lemon pith round out a long, even finish. It has texture and mouthfeel with good weight and layers of flavour. This wine’s complexity and distinctive texture will help it complement a wide range of dishes.

 

  • Getting There: Chaffeys Road,
  • Suburb: McLaren Vale
  • Phone: 08) 8323 8305
  • Fax: (08) 8323 9136
  • Website: www.coriole.com
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–5:00pm Monday to Friday, and 11:00am–5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Restaurant: Regional grazing and sharing plates
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (contact for more information)
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Music festivals and events



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