A medium body wine of fragrance and finesse.
The grape variety Nero d’Avola was originally grown in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit forward, early drinking style. This is Coriole’s sixth commercial release.
"Purple smelling and tasting, if you know what I mean. Has a sort of iron/ozone character over dark cherry and boysenberry, some black jelly bean and flowers, dusty sweet spice too. Excellent volume of fruit flavour, juicy and all sweet dark cherry, plenty of suede-like tannin, balanced acidity, and a perfumed finish of very good length, a bit of ferrous tannin carting it along. Delightful. Pretty and robust at once. 93 points"
Gary Walsh, The Winefront
"Deepish red/purple hue with a plummy, spicy bouquet that's fresh and clean and bright. Fruit-driven and gently herbal. Intense flavour, medium-body, mild tannins. It all augurs for a very approachable wine as a youngster. A very smart nero, cleverly named."
"Fermented as whole berries in small wax-lined vats, the carbonic influence of exuberant violet, cranberry, sassy cherry notes, ume and a thread of delicate, grippy tannins does the job."
Ned Goodwin, James Halliday's Wine Companion