Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole Vineyards with the first plantings in 1985. It provided a contrasting style to Shiraz, the great tradition of McLaren Vale. It has proved to be ideally suited to the warm maritime climate of the region.
The fruit is sourced from some of the oldest producing Sangiovese vines in Australia. The 2016 vintage is Coriole’s 30th consecutive release.
“An excellent release. It’s fresh but dense, cherry and hazelnut with a spray of dried herb, lovely bright flavour, a bit of chewy tannin, clean acidity, and a long fresh and savoury finish, that tannin cleaning up nicely. It’s classic Sangiovese, with a McLaren Vale twist.” – 93 Points Gary Walsh