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Coriole Vineyards

2022 Montepulciano

2022 Montepulciano
2022 Montepulciano

Montepulciano was first planted at Coriole back in 2001. We love the variety for its rich intensity and lovely array of savoury characters to balance the dark cherry fruit. Montepulciano is late ripening and often the last variety we pick. We use fruit from both our Coriole and Willunga vineyards. At Coriole, the vines are grown on terra rossa which gives the wine a more structural element, whereas fruit from Willunga has richer flavour and generosity.

"Very good montepulciano. Full-bodied and ferrous, with a medicinal note, salty and nourishing, set in relief against Bing cherries, cloves, lilacs, cured meats and Damson plums. This is a dense, chewy and textural wine, with a streak of considerable flare. Good drinking. Drink or hold. 93 points"
Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com

"Deep ruby in colour, this expressive Montepulciano shows impressive power and focus with blackberry and wood smoke with crushed old spice aromas. Great density to follow, firm tannins driving, and chewy style, with complex layers of stony complexity. Great overall package now and for a little while. 92 points"
Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal

"Pretty much, most of Corioles Italian offerings taste like their grape variety. That’s a good thing, albeit with an Australian twist. Throaty wine, and also, smells more than a little like Thoaties, with that liquorice and menthol twist. A little gum leaf and mint, black cherry, chocolate cake, lots of thick grainy tannin, so much aniseed and cherry. plum jam, ferrous character and plenty of oomph and flesh, with a chewy tannic finish of good length. Bold and black savoury wine of impact and thick attitude. Hello! Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back before breakfast kind of thing. 92 points"
Gary Walsh, Winefront

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93 points - JamesSuckling.com
SKU: 22Monte
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