We first tried a wine from Coriole about 6-7 years ago – a delicious Shiraz recommended by our local wine shop. So when we saw this at Costco we were keen to have a taste.
This yummy Sangiovese from Coriole Vinyards in McLaren Vale SA is very easy drinking. It is fairly light bodied (although I may not be the best judge since I tend to head for the really big shiraz’ when I can), and seems to go well with most foods – I started testing the bottle (gee this job has its perks sometimes -lucky since I dont get paid to do it!) and was eating dinner which could almost be called a cross between Morroccan (couscous) and Asian (vegie burgers – also Costco – look out for a review!). Hubby had lamb with steak seasoning and the wine also paired well with that. Since dinner was late we cracked open some Brie and crackers and the wine continued for a short time as a great accompaniment (till we finished the bottle).
I would highly recommend this if you dont know whats on the menu, or even as a gift since it is so smooth. It is slightly savoury, and and does not have any hint of wood or oak, which could be overpowering in a lighter style wine. It has a typical dry finish and retails at Costco for $17.99
Dan Murphy’s has it for $19.85 First Choice Liquor at $20.95
And direct from the Coriole Vinyard it is $25.00
- Bottling Date: 25/02/2012
- Sizes: 750ml
- Region (GI): 100% McLaren Vale
- Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese
- Alcohol: 14% alc/Vol
- Total Acidity: 5.97 g/L
- pH: 3.61
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 2011 vintage is Coriole’s 25th consecutive release.