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Coriole Vineyards

2020 Riesling Block Single Vineyard Shiraz

2020 Riesling Block Single Vineyard Shiraz
2020 Riesling Block Shiraz

Our Riesling Block vineyard was first planted in 1919 to a mixture of varieties. In the late 1970s it was planted to riesling before eventually grafted across to shiraz is the late 1980s. 

"It is fascinating to vacillate between this and its single-vineyard sibling Galaxidia. While the latter is pulpier, lifted, reductive and floral, this is a drive across the palate, tactile and pliant. The long mesh of tannins, grape and oak, serving as the engine room. More savoury. Restrained, perhaps. Red cherry, clove, licorice and a finish of white pepper-soused freshness. The sweetness expands subtly. This is an exercise in finely boned structure. 94 points"
Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

"Deep colour with a slightly inky bouquet, spiced plums and preserved plums, lots of glycerol in the glass. The wine is big and brawny, concentrated, with plenty of savoury tannins giving it a drying finish. Good now and will take some age well. 91 points"
Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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94 points - "an exercise in finely boned structure"
SKU: 20RieslingBlockShiraz
Wine Specs
Residual Sugar
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose shows ferrous notes with dark spice and intense dark fruit. This is always a muscular wine with the tannins adding great persistence to the palate. Bitter chocolate, dark cherry and clove spice combine in this richly flavoured wine. Cellar confidently for 10-15 years.
Vineyard Notes
The winter and spring of 2016 was one of the wettest on record which delayed flowering. By early summer we had some periods of good warm weather which encouraged growth, but vintage was still looking a month behind 2016 and more in line with an old-fashioned vintage. Several rainfall events in January further delayed vintage and had the vineyard team working hard. Thankfully the warm and dry weather returned, and the harvest proceeded at a leisurely and relaxed pace allowing a long ripening time for maximum flavour development. The wines look outstanding.
Winemaker Notes
A block that is always singled out by viticulturists and in 2017, this block was a highlight from the moment the fruit came into the winery.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with a dark soy beef rib. Will benefit from decanting prior to serving.
Other Notes
Our Windmill Hill vineyard was planted in 1998 on a gentle west facing slope and generally produces wines of structural intensity and depth of flavour.