This Coriole 2017 Sangiovese Shiraz from McLaren Vale, South Australia was the other mystery ‘Mediterranean Red’ in my Wine Selectors Customised Plan sample box.
If you love Sangiovese, then you must check out Coriole who have been producing Sangiovese in the McLaren Vale region since 1985. It weighs in at 14.5% abv, so it’s definitely not a shy red wine, however it’s safe to say at RRP $20 – it’s light on the wallet!
Being an Italian grape variety, this one had me craving pizza. A tomato based pizza would be a perfect match or a tomato-based bowl full of pasta would do equally well. Yum, who’s hungry now? I sure am!
Anyway, back to the wine. We really enjoyed this one, here are my notes on it:
I found it a dark black cherry red colour in the glass. On the nose it’s rather forest-y with sweet dried plums and a hint of saltiness. While in the mouth it’s full of anise infused plums, sweet mint and ultra smooth tannins. It’s one of those wines which has the perfect balance, it’s harmonious.
This bottle was sent to me as a sample from Wine Selectors.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
Tasting Note from 24th November 2018
What do you get when you blend Sangiovese and Shiraz grapes?
Something pretty delicious! This Coriole Vineyards 2017 Sangiovese Shiraz hails from McLaren Vale. Coriole have been growing Sangiovese for over 30 years. In fact, Coriole is the home of Australia’s longest continuous production of Sangiovese!
It’s also pretty cool that the painting on the label was done by co-founder Mary Kathleen Lloyd.
I found this red wine a beautiful ruby red colour in the glass. Notes of spice, chorizo, plums, boysenberry and a hint of mint come through on the nose. While in the mouth it’s juicy and fresh with flavoursome flavours of black cherries & berries laced with tannins and a delectable finish.
This wine is part of the Wine Selectors 2019 Chef & The Cellar Calendar case aka 12 wines + 12 months + 12 recipes (this would make an excellent Christmas gift for the wine lover in your life!). The recipe to match this beauty is a pork belly with lentils, leek cooked in herb paste and Coriole aged vinegar by Chef Tom Tilbury. Droool!
A big thanks to Wine Selectors for sending me this sample to taste.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine