Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz

An unusual blend which works extremely well creating a truly unique Australian blend. The Shiraz provides richness and concentration and the Sangiovese provides beautiful red fruit and a savoury texture.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
50% Sangiovese, 50% Shiraz
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Screw Cap

Coriole Vineyards

Coriole was founded by Hugh and Molly Lloyd in 1967. The Estate is still owned by the Lloyd family and is now managed by Mark and Paul Lloyd. The Estate is situated in the undulating hills of the densely planted McLaren Vale region just within sight of the sea and less than an hour from Adelaide. The original farmhouses were built in 1860 and are now the epicentre of the garden and cellar door at the winery. The original vineyards were planted immediately after the first world war. Shiraz is the great tradition of McLaren Vale going back over 150 years, and is the major variety planted on the estate. Coriole was founded in 1967 and the first wine released was the 1970 Claret (Shiraz). Coriole has been an Australian pioneer of Sangiovese and Italian varieties since 1985. We are proud to bring you the Coriole Nero d'Avola which, I think you will agree is a stunning wine.

Tasting Notes

An attractive nose full of aromas of ripe cherry, fresh turned earth, star anise and roasted almond. The palate explodes with pressed cherry juice, bay leaf and plum, supported by fine but persistent tannins with a lingering silky mouth feel.

Food Matches

The wine comes alive with tomato based dishes, particularly salami pizza with fresh torn basil. It goes equally well with a humble plate of rosemary and garlic oven roasted vegetables.