Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Coriole Nero d'Avola 2014

Coriole is one of the leaders on the Italian front that has invested in establishing vineyards in the Blewitt Springs area as they think it will be a beautiful area for the Nero d'Avola variety. The vineyards are young but in recent years Coriole has had trouble with the cropping level. The vines don't want to crop very high and as a result Coriole is struggling to keep up with the supple and demand. Great for buyers but not great for Mark and his team.

 Coriole Nero d'Avola 2014

The wine is juicy with red plum and fresh cherry juice with some dried herbs and potpourri. The flavours dominate as the tannins are only just visible but the acidity to nice and bright. This all is balanced on a light to medium bodied palate weight. In general I would consider this a savoury style but it is more flavour forward with sweetness counter pointed with a hint of savouriness.

Alcohol: 14%
Price: $25
Rated: 93
Drink: Now - 2018

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