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Coriole Vineyards

2021 Vita Reserve Sangiovese

2021 Vita Reserve Sangiovese
2021 Vita Sangiovese

"Coriole is a pioneer of interesting grapes in Australia, flying the flag of this great Tuscan variety before anyone else. The oak sits atop, but there is a slither of flirty grape tannin and a bite of acidity, maritime and saline, below. Refreshingly sanguine and understated. Built to age. Plums, thyme, mint and rosemary. The tannic bulwark is a little too oaky and immutable for now. Yet there is so much energy and coiled intent that I score this relatively highly with great expectations. Drink now, but can hold, too. 93 points"
Reviewed May 2023, Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com

"Quite dark, dense, robust expression of the variety, lots of dark-cherry fruit, serious intensity, then a flood of meaty tannins. Very good indeed, with a long life ahead. 17+/20"
Max Allen, JancisRobinson.com

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Produced from Australia's oldest sangiovese vineyard
SKU: 21Vita
Wine Specs
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A lifted nose with aromas of bramble, blackcurrant and aniseed. The palate is rich and complex with red fruits, fresh herbs and earthy tones. The finish is long with characteristic savoury tannin. A typical rustic sangiovese to be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 10 years.
Production Notes
Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole Vineyards with the first plantings in 1985. It provided a contrasting style to Shiraz, the great tradition of McLaren Vale. It has proven to be ideally suited to the warm maritime climate of the region. Vita is a small bottling that is only produced in exceptional vintages.