Collection: Coriole

McLaren Vale, Australia

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Founded by Hugh and Molly Lloyd in 1967, Coriole Vineyards is still owned and managed by brothers Mark and Paul Lloyd. The estate sits in the coastal hills of the McLaren Vale region. The original vineyards were planted in 1919 and their soils are predominantly terra rossa. Shallow, with red-brown earth over hard capped limestone, they lend themselves in the production of deeply coloured red wines with good structure and great capacity for ageing.

Shiraz has been the signature grape variety of McLaren Vale and accounts for the majority of the estate’s vineyards, although they also grow Sangiovese, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Fiano, Grenache, Barbera, Montepulciano, Merlot and Sémillon. In total, the estate maintains 25 different vineyards, ranging in age from 3 to 90 years. Led by Mark and Senior Winemaker Alex Sherrah, Coriole utilizes a segregated process, vinifying each vineyard block separately to maximise the potential of the fruit. Red wines are fermented mainly in stainless steel or old, wax-lined tanks. A proportion of new oak is used, but the Sangiovese and Redstone Shiraz are specifically matured in older oak to gain maturity with the minimum contribution of oak flavour and tannin.

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