Coriole planted Barbera in the late 90’s when the first of several new clones were introduced from Europe. Barbera is renowned for producing a fresh bright and youthful wine style with marked acidity and quite low and approachable tannins. It can be consumed happily on its own and is very satisfying with a range of savoury foods.
Nero d'Avola 2019
The grape variety Nero d’Avola was originally grown in southern Sicily and thrives in a warm, Mediterranean climate, a very suitable variety for the McLaren Vale region. Coriole produces a fruit forward, youthful and vibrant early drinking style. This is Coriole’s 6th commercial release.
Abundant with aromas of mascerated raspberry, cherry cola, strawberry icecream and an array of floral and bramble notes. The palate is medium bodied with pure fruit flavours and a touch of forest floor. A wonderfully easy drinking wine with intensity of flavour, a velvety, round palate, fine, supple tannins and a delicate, lingering finish.
Simple and tasty foods such as a charcuterie platter, a mix of antipasta, mushroom arancini balls or a Napoli style pizza. This wine can be enjoyed day or night, rain or shine.
The Nero is sourced from two vineyards on the Coriole estate. One vineyard is handpicked with 30% whole bunches included in the ferment to highlight the aromatic qualities of the variety. The other vineyard is machine harvested and undergoes a more ‘classic’ fermentation. Both parcels are seasoned in mature oak for five months and blended before bottling.
Region (GI): 100% McLaren Vale
Varietal Comp: 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol: 14.2% alc/Vol
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
pH: 3.54 2018 Nero 2