Type: White Wine
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Code: CORI020
A rich, complex and full example of this great Italian variety. Fiano was selected by Mark Lloyd when looking for a new southern Italian variety to grow in McLaren Vale; Coriole's 2005 vintage was the first Australian Fiano produced.
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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. 

The vibrant and lifted nose keeps you going back for further exploration; pear, nectarine, jasmine and lemongrass. The palate is beautifully balanced with great natural acidity and a soft, creamy texture. The wine shows grilled pineapple, peach, lemon, fresh ginger and white pepper. This variety loves McLaren Vale’s warm, Mediterranean climate which encourages wines of aromatic intensity and textural generosity.
The oldest fiano vineyard has been planted for 22 years now. Some of the crop were machine harvested resulting in more skin to juice contact prior to pressing. 15% of this vintage is barrel fermented in older French hogsheads.

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