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Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
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Coriole Estate Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Coriole is one of McLaren Vale's most eminent, artisanal estates. Consecutive vintages of Coriole Shiraz have claimed a remarkable back to back San Francisco Double Gold. Exclusively estate grown, the majority of vines are some forty years of age. Coriole know from Shiraz, having grown the varietal since 1919 and rating Langtons Classification for the estate flagship Lloyd Reserve. Coriole is sylistically strong, showing exceptional concentration of flavour, elegantly lined by gentle tannins and supported by judicious oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$329.00
Winemaking at Coriole is very traditional and always labour intensive, vinification is carried out in open fermenters, while treated to hand plunging and pumpovers. Shiraz vines are rooted in relatively shallow, generally classic Terra rosa red brown earth over limestone soils. The climate is quite maritime and windy, with cool winters and warm to hot dry summers. Ripening periods continue steadily throughout autumn until the picking. Each vintage is an opportunity to experiment with new techniques and evaluate their role in achieving the evolving Coriole style. Maturation takes place over the course of a year in a combination of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels.
Deep scarlet colour. Nose displays sweet red fruits, raspberry, plum and mulberry with nutmeg and cinnamon. The palate is medium to full bodied with red fruits, dark berry and cigar box, blackberries and plum. A structural wine that's rich and creamy, oak is well integrated, the finish is long with ripe and fine grained, chocolate tannins.
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